Had you ever even heard the term “social distancing” until the last month? Now we are living it as schools, workplaces, and entire industries shut down–hopefully temporarily–under the cloud of COVID-19. Do you know what is still open, though? The wild, where people are few and the birds abundant. Stop stockpiling toilet paper, and go birding instead. Your health, both physical and mental, will be greatly improved!
This weekend promises to be a little more blustery than I prefer, but counting has resumed on the Braddock Bay Hawk Watch platform. How can I keep away? Corey will seek solace from the pressures of the coronavirus by chasing birds around Queens. How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.