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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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The Extraordinary History and Growth of Bird Feeding

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The Birds at My Table

Darryl Jones

Cornell University Press

What has become a huge and lucrative global industry, engaging millions of people, started as a simple, do-it-yourself domestic activity, primarily as a humane way to assist birds during winter. This chapter explores the origins of the practice and follows recent developments and rapid commercialization, highlighting the key points of innovation and development of practices.

Keywords:   Bird feeding, History, Birdseed, Commercialization

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