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Friday, November 15th, 2019
Birds
BIRD FEEDERS, IN THE FOCUS!

In winter, feeding the birds that visit our gardens, balconies and terraces is a good way to help them to overcome the coldest months of the year, which are the more energetically demanding as well.

In several countries: the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, about half of the households keep active feeders and, only in the UK, the amount of food destined for this activity is believed to be enough to feed 196 million birds. Given these figures, it is not difficult to imagine that its ecological impact on bird populations is huge, both positive and negative.

Researchers from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) have discovered, from the data obtained through garden monitoring projects, that the diversity of birds that visit these gardens has tripled in the last 40 years, for example. On the other hand, some species, such as Blackcap or Anna's hummingbird, have modified their migratory strategies by becoming regular wintering birds in the UK and Canada, respectively.

So far we have exposed the positive effects of the proliferation of feeders in the gardens of some countries, but what about the negatives? In the aforementioned study it has also been seen that feeders are a perfect tool for disease transmission. Moreover, it is known that the decline of the Common greenfinch population in the United Kingdom between 2006 and 2016 - when it plummeted from 4.3 to 1.5 million birds - was directly related to this fact.

In conclusion, feeders in winter yes, but as clean as can be!

Picture: Xavier Riera

posted by Xavier Riera
 
Friday, October 18th, 2019
Birds
LET'S PRICK UP OUR EARS!!
posted by Xavier Riera
 
Friday, July 1st, 2016
Birds
posted by Abel Julien
 
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
REMINDER: Spring Census 2016
posted by Abel Julien
 
Monday, March 21st, 2016
Overflying birds: don't count
posted by Abel Julien
 
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
About the results of the Winter Census 2016
posted by Abel Julien
 
Thursday, February 4th, 2016
48% increase in participants of the 2016 Winter Census
posted by Abel Julien
 
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
Remember: January 30 and 31 is the Winter Census 2016 weekend!
posted by Abel Julien
 
Monday, January 11th, 2016
Winter census 2016: 30 and 31 January
posted by Abel Julien
 
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
The garden for birds
posted by Abel Julien
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