February is the month of LOVE and National Bird Feeding Month.
Let's come together for the love of birds. Cold winter weather means it's time to up our backyard feeding game by providing birds with high-protein and high-fat foods to maintain their energy and strength. Join us in celebrating birds all month and every day. Birds remind us to be PRESENT. What better way to connect with nature and enjoy seeing these small and beautiful creatures up close than to FEED THE BIRDS!
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.
Winter 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.
Local Birding Resources The Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is a birding jewel for San Antonio! Find out more info here.learn more
2019 Cornell Bird Study Learn about the results of the recent study conducted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.learn more
How can we help with bird conservation? Discover simple steps we can all take to have an impact on avian conservation. Learn more here.learn more