The board game Wingspan came out this year to a lot of buzz. It’s been pretty much continuously sold out or backordered since orders opened in January. It won the Kennerspiel des Jahres, German for “Connoisseur's Game of the Year” — the board game-equivalent of winning best picture at the Oscars. The bird-themed game is a delightful hit, and it’s having a surprising impact. It’s gotten board gamers hooked on birds — and birders hooked on board games!