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Why birds and their songs are good for our mental health

By Richard Sima

18 May 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

The benefits of spending time in nature are well-known, but new research shows that birds can offer an extra wellness boost. The Washington Post explains why we should be tuning in to their songs.

Looking to improve your mental health? Pay attention to birds.

Two studies published last year in Scientific Reports said that seeing or hearing birds could be good for our mental well-being.

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