Bird watching for mental health
Watching birds from your window can lower stress and relieve depression or anxiety according to a recent article in BioScience.
Researchers in the UK say that doses of nature, such as having a bird feeder and seeing birds in the garden, can provide significant mental health benefits. The findings were established by a team of researchers from the University of Exeter, the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Queensland.
The benefits of having a bird feeder in your garden
- Keeps your mind calm, active and entertained. Something we so often expect devices to do for us.
- Watching birds visit your garden can be a form of meditation, having a positive impact on mental health.
- Having a bird feeder and needing to refill it gives a sense of purpose and increases your exposure to nature which is healing.
- Filling up or simply getting to a better place in the garden to watch the birds increases movement throughout day which helps to release endorphins.
- Creates the opportunity for moments of awe which research shows makes us happier, healthier and more humble.
We believe that having a bird feeder will increase your exposure to nature and wildlife and can relieve stress & anxiety.