Feeding Birds

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Cornell Lab reports, “All told, the North American bird population is down by 2.9 billion breeding adults, with devastating losses among birds in every biome. Forests alone have lost 1 billion birds. Grassland bird populations collectively have declined by 53%, or another 720 million birds.”

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Resources for the 5 pages of feeding birds information in this section are derived from Florida Audubon, Humane Society and Cornell Lab. Florida’s population and development growth is depleting bird habitat and food sources (1,100 move here @ day!)  Florida is located within the Atlantic Flyway for migrating birds that often stop to refuel.  Feeding birds in Florida is commonplace except when homes are located where bears have been sighted. The policy of FWC is to not feed wildlife.


“Knowledge generates interest, and interest generates compassion.”

“In terms of biological activity, a lawn is the least productive of our plantings, yet it is the default landscaping practice in most spaces.”

Doug Tallamy quote



Bird Feeding 3 sources

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