Things continue to be crazy in Alberta and the world because of covid-19. The situation has changed the way we look for birds but birding has been a welcome distraction for us. Even though the current closures feel restrictive, they're important, and we still have lots of reasons to be appreciative for.

Actually, we have been surprised by the variety of species we have been seeing near home and we even saw a super rare vagrant! The tufted duck has only been spotted in Alberta once before and we were extremely lucky to come across it. On top of that it's getting warmer out, spring might be on its way, and every day more birds are arriving in Alberta.