Is autumn over already? My latitude seems to be suffering through an undesirable, though hardly unexpected early cold snap. What could be worse than winter weather without winter birds? Well, I’m sure you can think of some things but in any case, this situation is a drag. At least the weekend is on its way! How will you be spending this weekend and will you be watching birds? Let us know your plans in the comments below.

My mother, as far from a nature lover as you’re likely to find, will be visiting this weekend so I anticipate very little in the way of birding. Corey will, no doubt, bird enough for both of us as he strives to increase his Queens County list. Charlie will spend his weekend looking forward to Monday when he and Corey will, if they find a car, chase Ammodramus sparrows together. If only I could be there too…

Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday. Also be sure to come back Monday to share your best bird of the weekend!

Wake up early to greet the dawn as Charlie did when he was in Panama this past April!

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.