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Regarding bird feeding -

Posted by m1ssf1t | April 21, 2010 01:55am | Viewed 681 times | 1 replies | Last replied by MariaBBB on April 22, 2010 03:05am

What are the costs and benefits of bird feeding?


April 22, 2010 03:05am

It is difficult to assess the costs and benefits of bird feeding because it is difficult to compare the health of birds without access to feeders with birds that frequent feeders. Only one study was able to obtain some sound results. That study found that any benefits of feeding only appear to occur sporadically under extreme climactic conditions. No research has been able to demonstrate a cost.

Aside from costs and benefits to birds, there is a cost and benefit to humanity. The costs are obvious--the expense of bird feeding supplies.

The benefits include learning more about birds and the joy of connecting with the natural world.

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