A new month is always an optimistic time for me – thinking I may actually finish my monthly to-do list of 130+ work-related tasks, or make those diet and exercise changes I’ve been meaning to do, or keep up with all the housework, or managing all the other tasks of daily necessity that seem to inevitably pile up. August, especially, is optimistic as it means back-to-school, and back to a normal routine most days, which helps make life just a bit easier. June means the start of summer and long days of fun, December is the fun and joy of the holiday season, and just about every month has something you can look forward to.
Of course, birds are always a part of making life easier and more enjoyable, and a new month is a new chance to keep those feeders full, enjoy the yard birds, or visit a new local sanctuary or hotspot. In August and September, especially, this is a real highlight, as fall migration starts to get noticeably underway and more northern birds reappear in Florida along their journeys. While spring migration is less enthusiastic in Florida as more birds leave and head to northern breeding grounds, April and May are still stunning birding months and there’s always more to enjoy.
No matter what your month to come may look like (and no matter what month it is), remember, you can manage it! With a little time in there for the birds – no matter what birds you enjoy most – a new month is a fresh start and an opportunity to spread your wings and take flight in all the ways that matter. Happy new month, and happy birding!