Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. Adults everywhere are adopting coloring as a way to reduce stress, relax and unwind. While this may seem like just a fad, the knowledge surrounding the benefits of coloring surfaced in the early 1900s, including relaxation, exercising fine motor skills and training your brain to focus. This is a trend that’s actually good for you.
And did you know you can combine your love of birds with this stress-relieving hobby? There are a number of coloring books made solely for bird lovers. Here are a few of our favorites:
This book includes 46 different species of birds from all over the United States. With pictures redrawn from originals by John James Audubon, the most famous American painter-naturalist, you can follow along and color the pages as he would paint them. Enjoy the benefits of coloring while learning to identify important American birds.
From orioles to bald eagles, this coloring book features illustrations of a wide variety of both American and Canadian bird species and habitats. Each page has a caption, which describes where the species typically nests. New and experienced birdwatchers alike will enjoy the nature captured in this book.
Learn about Myrtle Warblers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and many other species while enjoying the soothing benefits of coloring in the lines. These accurate drawings of your favorite birds provide scientific names and other fun facts. You can even use the full-color versions of each picture to help you color.
Pick one of these books to take some of the stress out of your daily life.