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2015 State of the Birds: What Can You Do?

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An impromptu presentation on the decline of birds worldwide and how we each can take positive actions to improve their chances for survival.

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2015 State of the Birds: What Can You Do?

  1. 1. Why do we like birds?
  2. 2. Quiz
  3. 3. Davey Walters (youth)
  4. 4. Desert/Meadow birds
  5. 5. Raptors/Corvids
  6. 6. Shore Birds
  7. 7. Song Birds
  8. 8. Water Food Nesting Safety Cover
  9. 9. Clean water supply is MOST critical!
  10. 10. Quiz: What does this bird eat? David Quimby
  11. 11. Artificial Feeding poses some risks to birds (and is a recurring expense)
  12. 12. Avoid disease Disinfect with Clorox (2wk int) Keep food dry Avoid mold/damp Spread feeders out Ron Dudley Image used by permission
  13. 13. Cats 1.3-4 billion birds a year in the USA alone
  14. 14. Lois Miller Whiskey Jack
  15. 15. Nocturnal life David Quimby David Quimby
  16. 16. Migration
  17. 17. • Say “no” to streetlights • Use only when needed • Focus to where needed • Yellow porch lights help • Motion sensors help • Saves oil, $, tax dollars • Security alarm better • Better for our health
  18. 18. 2005
  19. 19. 2007
  20. 20. 2007
  21. 21. 2008
  22. 22. 2010
  23. 23. 2011
  24. 24. 2012
  25. 25. 2014
  26. 26. HOut and about Recreation Hunting: lead ammo Fishing: lead sinkers, many, many, raptors captured by hooks…go barbless Other/all: Walk as far as you can to your spot. Clean/inspect clothes/shoes/tires, watch for nests
  27. 27. Invasives
  28. 28. 1970’s Diverse habitat
  29. 29. 2003 2014 Rosa rugosa dominating shores
  30. 30. Citizen Science • Scientists cannot be everywhere • Long-term record of birds • Make sure the birds in your area are known and protected • Gets you out (hopefully with your kids)
  31. 31. Support IUCN 1a Strict Refuges birds know what they need…we do not…yet.
  32. 32. Melissa Lyttle
  33. 33. It is not just us…it is us, our pets, and our gardens, or lack thereof. It is our attitude…there but for the grace of us go our birds. Having it not be that way starts right at home.
  34. 34. Face Book Sites A Little Less Litter Cape Breton Invasive Plants Cape Breton Cape Breton Garden and Botany Lovers Pinterest Native Plants Cape Breton Invasive Plants of Cape Breton Etc.

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