Birdwatching Day: January 5

Dust off your binoculars on January 5 for National Bird Day!

There are plenty of benefits to taking part in birdwatching: physical activity, learning something new, spending time outdoors… the list goes on!

Being outside is great for your mental health, as it generally improves your mood and provides you with a space to move outside the stressors of day-to-day life. Getting some sunshine, stretching your legs, and breathing in fresh air can be enough to turn your whole day around. Birdwatching can be calming; it is a great time to be by yourself and reflect.

You might even notice an improvement in your reflexes and mental alertness. Birdwatchers know that having your binoculars or camera on hand isn’t always enough to capture that dream shot of a bird. Birds are fast, and may only grace you with their presence for a short time.