By Miranda Milton
UW News Lab 

Battling boredom: Basics of bird watching

'It's kind of this fun little soap opera in your backyard'

Series: Coronavirus | Story 97

Last updated 5/15/2020 at 10:44am

Courtesy of Rick Taylor

A bushtit, a small and common bird in Mill Creek, is a "northwest specialty," according to Rick Taylor of the Pilchuck Audubon Society.

Studies show that hobbies improve mental health but COVID-19 has made some hobbies and activities impossible, or at least put them on hold. Puget Sound bird experts agree that one thing people can still do while staying safe is bird watching. 


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