Who doesn’t have fond childhood memories of feeding ducks in the park or the local pond? Unfortunately this practice is unhealthy for the ducks as well as for people. Feeding wild ducks leads to: Poor nutrition – Birds eating human foods will suffer from malnutrition. They will fill up on bread and crackers instead of […]
National Bird Day
National Bird Day is celebrated on January 5. On this day, public awareness is raised regarding the threats to wild birds, as well as the plight of many captive birds. Today, nearly 12% of the world’s 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, including nearly one-third of the world’s 330 parrot species. […]
Too Many Birds?
We all love birds. They sing sweetly (most of them), they are beautiful to look at and give us lots of pleasure watching their antics. But just as there are dog and cat hoarders there are bird hoarders. In the lingo of bird people, it’s known as MBS or multiple bird syndrome. A person with […]
There are 403 endangered bird species in the world today. Some endangered bird species There are approximately 320 Whooping Cranes left in the world. In the late 1930s there were about 16 birds left and the American government began efforts to save this species. Their breeding ground is in the Wood Buffalo National Park in […]
A Solution to Birds Flying into Windows
As the HSUS reminds us, in spring, millions of birds are migrating to their nesting places. Amazingly birds can navigate long distances, many miles, without mishap. While they can tolerate most anything in nature, man-made structures become deadly to them. Plate glass windows are the biggest danger because birds mistake the transparent glass for open […]