As we lean into the second half of September, we birders should be prepared for anything. The weather and avifauna may resemble that of the passing season, the current one, or basically anything else. Embrace the uncertainty!

Despite a very busy work weekend, I’ll be looking for chances to chase down some of the shorebirds still missing from my year list before they depart for good. Corey will position himself in coastal Queens to catch all the southbound migrants he can find. 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.