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Birdwatching and Mental Health

by Kirsty Costa, host of Weekend Birder podcast Why do our brains feel better after watching and listening to birds? Kirsty Costa, host of Weekend Birder podcast, went on a quest to discover the mental health benefits of birding. It’s Friday 30 March 2020. I’m awake and watching the sunrise over my local wetlands on Bunurong Boon Wurrung Country. My brain and body are buzzing with anxiety caused by Melbourne’s first lockdown. “Will I get sick with Covid-19? Will my lungs, already scarred by childhood illness, be able to survive? When will see I my family and friends again? Will […]

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