There’s nothing better than the birds singing their beautiful songs in the morning. A wild bird presence can bring a positive atmosphere to your garden and for many, bird watching can become a great hobby. So, what are some other benefits you can achieve? Here we’ll discuss some of the important benefits of 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 you’re observing birds in your own backyard or further afield, it gets you outdoors and exercising.
- Lowers stress levels: Bird watching allows you to step out in the fresh air and disconnect from hectic everyday life. It gives you 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’s becoming more and more difficult to spend quality time with family. Developing a bird presence in your garden allows the family to go outdoors and enjoy quality time together.
- Parents and grandparents can impart their knowledge with their kids and grandkids, engaging their naturally curious minds.
- Spending time together feeding wild birds in your garden and making a bird bath or bird table can help to strengthen 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 to respect 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. Want more information on wild birds? Call to your local store or shop online for all your bird garden needs.