Watching birds helps us gain insight into their
intelligence and adaptability. It also allows us to
see how our activities are affecting their behavior.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, bird watching is the number one sport in the U.S. with over 51 million participants.

Did you know that
ravens, the most
intelligent of all birds,
are now thought to be as
intelligent as great apes
and dolphins?

European starlings have
the ability to mimic human
speech better than some

Birds connect us to the natural world, even in
highly developed areas like cities and suburbs.

This connection is very important, Richard Louv,
author of Last Child in the Woods states,
“Disconnection from the natural world can lead
to attention problems, obesity, anxiety and


"Birds occupy every habitat on earth, and they are surprisingly plentiful in urban and suburban environments. Take a few moments to look at and
listen to all the birds that occur right around you--even while waiting for or riding the bus!"

Ted Floyd, Editor of Birding Magazine
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