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.

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.