Date: 5/15/17 8:24 am From: Donald C. Steinkraus <steinkr...> Subject: Re: massive warbler kill
The deaths of birds due to mankind's buildings, windows, cats, pesticides, development, cars and trucks, is one of the most evil things we do as a species.
I try in my own little way to help by putting up bird boxes on my property. This spring I have two nests of chickadees and two blue bird nests. I also try to plant native plants that support birds, caterpillars.
But I am just one small person and we need millions of people helping birds.
What is the answer to chem lawns, invasive plants, vast cities with their concrete towers and windows, all the cat lovers, developers? I don't know.
From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List <ARBIRD-L...> on behalf of Jerry Davis <jwdavis...>
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 9:40:02 AM
Subject: Fw: massive warbler kill
For you information. Window collisions are taking out a billion birds a year. It takes 3 billion nesting attempts just to cover this loss not including those lost to feral cats and other mortality. We are losing 4% of our birds per year. Forty percent fewer birds are crossing the Gulf than crossed just 10 years ago. It is obvious to those going afield that the birds are not there. If you are not going to help the birds in this lifetime, what lifetime do you plan to start?
Jerry W. Davis
From: Jeffrey Short
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2:48 PM
Subject: massive warbler kill