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The Birds at My TableWhy We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters$
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Darryl Jones

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501710780

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.001.0001

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Why Bird Feeding Matters

Why Bird Feeding Matters

(p.1) 1 Why Bird Feeding Matters
The Birds at My Table

Darryl Jones

Cornell University Press

Bird feeding is an extraordinarily popular pastime, engaging many millions of people who provide enormous amounts of food for wild birds in their private gardens. This chapter describes the sheer scale of this practice in terms of volume of seed, numbers of people and monetary dimensions of the associated industry. It also poses the many questions that need to be addressed if we are to have a thorough understanding of this activity.

Keywords:   Bird feeding, Birdseed, Garden birds, Feeders

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