Benefits Of A Wild Bird Presence In Your Garden

Bird watching, as the name suggests, is the recreational watching of birds. It is a hobby enjoyed by many and one which is growing in popularity as we begin to re-recognise the importance of nature, the environment and ones own health and well-being. Here we will discuss some of the important benefits of growing a wild bird presence in your garden. 

As birds begin to come to your area and recognise your garden as a place of security, wonderful opportunities arise.

Bird watching has amazing health benefits, both mental and physical. 

  • Increases activity levels – whether observing birds in your own backyard or further afield, it gets one outdoors and exercising.
  • Lowers stress levels – by stepping out in the fresh air and disconnecting from hectic everyday life, one is allowed a time to relax and reflect, thereby reducing stress levels.
  • Supports well being – studies have shown that bird watching lowers feelings of anxiety and depression.

Bird watchers have fostered a strong sense of community.

  • A shared interest in bird-watching provides a social outlet for many, who often meet for group outings. 
  • Strong friendships and connections are developed among individuals who have a shared interest of bird watching. 

Bird watching strengthens familial bonds.

  • With the ever increasing influence of technology, it is becoming more and more difficult to spend quality time with family. Developing a bird presence in your garden allows a family to go outdoors and enjoy quality time together.
  • Parents and grandparents can impart their knowledge with their kids and grand-kids, engaging their naturally curious minds. 
  • Spending time together feeding wild birds in your garden and making a bird bath or bird table strengthens relationships. 

Developing a home for the wild birds in your garden has environmental benefits.

  • As mentioned above, bird watching is a family activity. By involving children in the care of birds you are teaching them a respect for the environment. An important life lesson!
  • Birds, like bees, act as pollinators as they move from plant to plant. This is vital for fruit and seed production. 

So now is the time to get started! Get together with friends and family and make your garden bird-friendly. Call to your local store or shop online for all your bird garden needs.