Keep Looking Up: The Powerful Healing of Birdwatching is by Tammah Watts, who managed to heal her life and find self-love, with the power of wildlife and nature. Discover how you can find peace, harmony and contentment, in birdwatching.
Do not give birds stale, crusty or mouldy bread (or crackers) as these can choke, neither give fatty leftovers as this can affect birds’ insulation and waterproofing of feathers. Read more on how to help our garden birds and how to help stop birds flying into windows. Do not make sounds or play birdsong when watching birds, as this could cause birds to act out of nature, thinking it is a mate or predator.
Depressed, isolated and financially/spiritually broken, Tammah was struggling with unrelenting pain, from complications following surgery. But one day while taking a walk, a splash of sunshine and a fluttering in the trees, led her to an unexpected path to healing. This book shares her emotional journey of resilience and self-discovery, and provides toolkits, tips and journal prompts to help you:
- Dip your toe into birdwatching, from the comfort of your own home
- Reduce symptoms of stress, pain, depression and anxiety
- Increase focus and concentration
- Find acceptance and alignment with the spirit and beauty of birds
You don’t need to permanently keep binoculars to hand or become an expert in birdwatching, to find powerful healing. All you have to do is keep looking up.
Matt Sewell’s Jotting and Spotting Guide for British Birds is small enough to pop in your pocket, the perfect accessory for bird-seekers and sketchers alike. Replicated in stunning watercolours, discover wild and wonderful birds from greenfinches to goldcrests, blackcaps to collared doves. So grab your binoculars and start spotting and jotting your favourite feathered friends.