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By Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman You know the old saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Well, you could say that about birds. Sure, birdwatching, photographing and feeding birds is a fun hobby, but there's much more to it than that.
Bird watching is an awesome hobby that is beneficial to your health and happiness. Why bird watch? Just take a look at this picture of a wood duck, or this Bohemian Waxwing and you'll understand. But birding is so much more than an aesthetic treat.
Bird watching is quickly becoming one of America's most popular hobbies and has fans spanning all age ranges, from the young to old. Whether it is the health benefits to people, the increased care for birds, or the scientific observations that occur during time spent watching birds, this hobby certainly creates positive paybacks to all involved.