Getting outside and being in nature can provide a boost to both our mental and physical well-being. There’s been a lot written about maintaining our mental health while in this time of social isolation. Birding or bird-watching is a great way to connect with nature and for at least a moment stop thinking about COVID-19. Birding gets you outdoors and can be done wherever you live. Birding is also great to do with kids, and kids with a little direction can be extremely observant particularly given their better eyes and ears than many of their caregivers. Learning about birds helps to keep us active and to develop observational skills. It also helps us to realize the beauty and intrigue that is right in front of us. We may be at home, but we are not alone. We are sharing our space with lots of other organisms and as a group, birds are some of the most visible and vocal cohabitants sharing our space.