Balloons Kill Birds

During your ‪‎NewYearsEve‬ celebrations, remember the ‪‎birds‬ and avoid balloons. Although they’re festive, balloons often have unintended consequences, ending up entangling or being ingested by seabirds like these Black-footed Albatross.‪ GiveBackToBirds‬

Learn more about how ABC is working to protect seabirds here: www.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/oceansandislands/seabirds.html

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Alaska’s Yukon River Wildlife Refuge

Very beautiful and how it should be.Not polluted and human rubbish lying around, and moreover- no people stomping around. A untouched paradise for animals where they can breed undisturbed and in peace.

Shared via:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

http://birds.cornell.edu/Page.aspx?pid=1478

Take a look back at summer on the Alaskan tundra in this spellbindingly beautiful video about the abundance of life in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Narrated by refuge biologist Brian McCaffery, it paints a portrait of this tremendously productive and still largely untouched landscape.

Watch this beautiful video:

m.youtube.com/watch?v=4yyMEoqG0jA

Positioning of bird feeders

Make sure that a feeder is far away from cat crouching areas. Some birds like to forage for the food that has fallen on the ground.

It can help a lot to.improve the safety of yhe birds by cutting the foliage of bushes and scrubs around the the ground where cats can hide in or behind. Make it a rule to cut them.in the way that ‘if I can see a cat clearly clearly so can a birds’.

http://birding.about.com/od/birdfeeders/a/Bird-Feeder-Placement.htm

But birds colliding with windows  is another problem that causes bird death.

Here are some more ideas from.the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

‎Position feeders to reduce the likelihood of window collisions, which take the lives of up to 1 billion birds in the U.S. each year. Learn more from our friends at Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=1182

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Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) donations

CABS (short for Committee Against Bird Slaughter) is doing a marvelous job to protect and to save migratory birds.The group is non profitable and all members  are free volunteers who often risk their lives when having close encounters with bird hunters and bird poachers who hunt and poach illegally. There are a few posts on this blog that explains their work.Or go to their website C

ommittee Against Bird Slaughter

http://m.komitee.de/node/31

Any donations are more than welcome for them.

Your donation makes all the difference! Thanks only to your support, were we able to conduct our bird protection camps across the Mediterranean in 2014. Your support helps to ensure that next year will build on recent successes and bring us ever closer to a Europe where illegal slaughter of wild birds becomes a thing of the past. Donations can be via payPal, credit card or bank transfer.

http://m.komitee.de/node/89

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Outdoor Cats – a Worldwide Problem

OUTDOOR CATS: A WORLDWIDE PROBLEM.

According to research published (Jan.29 2013) in the journal Nature Communications; each year in the United states outdoor cats kill between 1.4 billion and 3.7 billion birds and between 6.9 billion and 20.7 billion small mammals, such as meadow voles and chipmunks.

attached photo and comment shared today from the American Bird Conservancy (http://www.abcbirds.org/) latest fb post ‘keep cats indoors’.

“Candace Lange; please understand that cats KILL birds Mine killed this Annas hummingbird and brought it to me..I gave her to a man who lived in a third floor apartment. I would have had her put to sleep over it, but a friend begged me not to, so I hope the man who got her keeps his promise to make her stay indoors always.”

https://m.facebook.com/containcatsnz?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcontaincatsnz

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