Birdwatching Has Big Mental Health Benefits
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Joan Strassmann can rattle off trivia about birds as quickly as a Peregrine falcon can blast through the sky.
Did you know that Northern flickers coax their young to leave their nests by continuously shrieking? That American coots sometimes sneak eggs into other hens' nests? That white brows on a male white-throated sparrow indicate he might be a philanderer?
Here is another fun, feathered fact: Birdwatching—or even simply listening—can lead to an array of mental-health benefits in humans, including long-lasting stress relief.
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