Welcome, friends, to a new weekly feature: The Birdist’s Rules for Birding. I’m honored to have been asked to appear regularly on your computer screens. Hello! If you don’t yet know me from my previous writing here (go check it out! I talk about Star Wars!), my name is Nick Lund. By day, I am a mild-mannered policy wonk at an environmental nonprofit in D.C., but at night I write things about the world of birds and birding as The Birdist. My nocturnal manners, you ask? Slightly less mild!