Feeding the Birds is Good For You and For Them!

Studies show that nature and birds have a positive effect on your mental and physical wellbeing, including:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Relieving stress
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Strengthening the vascular system
  • Boosting mood

In short, feeding the birds is good for your health, as well as theirs. Birds with consistent access to supplemental food at bird feeders have a greater opportunity to be in better physiological condition than those that do not.

This is a wonderful time to feed the birds as they are actively looking for reliable food sources to help satisfy their daily nutritional needs. Providing them with food meets birds' needs, while having an impact on your health as well.

Want to learn more? Listen now to the latest WBU Nature Centered Podcast. John and Brian are joined by the project leader for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Becca Rodomsky-Bish. They discuss how watching the birds and sharing what you see will benefit the birds for conservation and how it will benefit your well-being. You'll find the to our Nature Centered Podcast in the navigation on the left side of this page.