“Research has consistently shown that more contact and interaction with nature are associated with better body and brain health. Birds appear to be a specific source of these healing benefits. They are almost everywhere and provide a way to connect us to nature. And even if they are hidden in trees or in the underbrush, we can still revel in their songs.” WaPo (Gift Article): Why birds and their songs are good for our mental health. (These days, this is the only kind of tweeting I can tolerate.)

+ Peter Kaestner must be the healthiest dude alive. He’s inching closer to becoming the first birder to see 10,000 birds.

+ If you can’t listen to the birds, do the next best thing and listen to The Byrds.