My Birding Story by Kay Hawklee

When social distancing hit, I got a lot of indoor projects done around the house. Finally, I got bored and anxious. Thank goodness for spring migration – it got me out of the house to go birding. Now, I’ve actually increased my local birding by miles. Exploring new places I’ve never birded before: Roger’s and Stoneman Lakes in Flagstaff (recommended on a weekday with a scope or camera with a good zoom lens.)


Thank goodness, my daughter Skyler, introduced me to wonderful videos and bird cams that keep me connected to the wonderful world of birds.

Kay Hawklee   


A note from Kay Hawklee:

How has COVID affected your life as a birder? Please share with us your story of how you used the time of social distancing to increase your love of birds.  Has it been a time to increase your knowledge and “take comfort in an activity you love?”  You might have found that birding alone offers a distinct kind of pleasure?  You might share a story while birding, a new birding spot or a simple wish for well-being. We want to open up the lines of communication since we can’t be together. Send your story to