We went birding this morning at William M. Tugman State Park on the Southern Oregon Coast. We have hiked there many times in the past few years on the Eel Lake Trail, but this was a first time to be there primarily for birding. It was an interesting experience, and took some adjustment to look at the park and trails thru the lens of bird watching as opposed to hiking. It seemed a little odd to find ourselves standing still on the trail listening for bird sounds. Trail distance goes way down; birding requires that you move much slower. But, really that’s a good fit as we find ourselves slowing with age.