In meditation, you focus your attention. It is “to pay attention,” no matter its school or form. In birding, there is like action. A thoughtful observance of what sits right in front of you. Each moment calling out for attention and keen awareness: crested caracara, laughing gull, least tern, ruddy turnstone, sanderling, willet, brown pelican, American coot, tricolor heron, great blue heron, royal tern, roseate spoonbill, ruddy duck, great egret, cormorant, black-bellied plover, white ibis, herring gull, forster’s tern, western sandpiper, clapper rail, black skimmer.