Three years ago, I started birding as a way to be more present in nature and to get away from screens. For an hour every day, I would observe and journal bird behaviors. This naturally led me to observe squirrels, dogs, humans and other creatures, water, plants, trees, and rocks. This humbling exercise proved to be one of the most profound experiences of recent years and I now have a deeper appreciation of the things I once took for granted. I am infinitely grateful to have discovered new ways of seeing the Earth and sky, through birding.