10 Remarkable Benefits of Bird Watching

Gaurav Kadam Aug 14, 2019
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Pick up your binoculars and walk in the arms of mother nature to enjoy this fulfilling hobby. Other than soaking in Vitamin D, there are innumerable health and therapeutic benefits of bird watching.

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“There is an unreasonable joy to be had from the observation of small birds going about their bright, oblivious business.” - Grant Hutchison

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Bird watching gives you an opportunity to breathe in fresh air, away from the concrete jungle.

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Watching unique and colorful birds in a picturesque environment soothes your mind, body and soul.

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Birding improves your responses and reflexes.

It makes the bird watcher more agile.

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Bird watching also enhances your mental attentiveness.

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Watching birds requires you to go trekking on hills which helps increase the rate of your blood flow. Thus, improving your cardiovascular health.

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Spending long hours in solitude gives you a chance to introspect on your life.

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For birding you have to study the types of birds, where they are found, what is the right time to travel there, etc.

You get to learn meticulous planning through this hobby.

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You can catch a glimpse of the bird in a minute or wait for the entire day and not get to watch a single bird.

The most important thing that one learns, is patience.

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It gives you mental relaxation and a time to connect with your family and friends.

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Holding binoculars for long hours helps increase your upper arm strength.

Popular Bird Watching Spots

  • Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Yellowstone National Park, United States
  • Rift Valley, Kenya
  • Costa Rica
  • Colca Canyon, Peru