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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org