Wouldn’t you love to chase New Zealand’s newest family of birds at Mount Taranaki?

The verb hark derives from Proto-Germanic by way of Middle English to urge someone to listen attentively.  When we command (and hark is often used in the imperative) others to hark, we are directing them to do more than just hear: we are exhorting them to pay urgent, in-depth attention. Around Christmas, some folks hark the herald angels singing, but those heavenly creatures in the air right now don’t have halos. So hark, migrants are on the move! 

Corey and I plan to hearken to whatever choice birds pass through our respective parts of New York State. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

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!

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.