University of Alberta
|Tufted Titmouse (photo by W. Collette)|
Getting in touch with nature in an urbanized world can be as simple as putting a bird feeder in your backyard. However, what are the potential consequences of this act? Bird-window collisions are one of the largest threats facing urban bird populations in Canada.
A new study out of the University of Alberta engages citizen scientists to determine the effects of feeders on bird-window collisions.
Despite the popularity of feeding wild birds, the effects of bird feeders and year-round feeding on birds have not been well documented, particularly in relationship to bird-window collisions.