• Bird Festivals and the Pandemic

    20 days ago - By Ornithology

    Clearly, the normal functioning of the world's activities has been upset by the coronavirus as I write this blog in mid-March 2020. Stores are closing, meetings are cancelled, travel plans postponed, and the grocery stores that remain open are having their shelves denuded of canned goods and toilet paper. We're all trying to adjust to this new way of the world, but how does birdwatching factor in?
    Well, it seems to me that if a small group of people meet somewhere to do some birdwatching and everyone stays six or so feet apart, transmission of the virus ought to be minimized. Outside in...
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