Ep. 16 - (Dont?) Feed The Birds, Nerds!

Episode Notes:
This episode, Bill and Steve discuss whether or not we should be feeding birds. Do filled feeders stop birds from migrating? Do they help birds survive the winter? Do they contribute to spreading disease throughout bird populations? All this and more - enjoy!

Useful links!
Ep. 04 - Brrrrrds in Winter:

Bonus 01 - The Christmas Bird Count:

Work Cited:
Brittingham, Margaret Clark, and Stanley A. Temple. "A survey of avian mortality at winter feeders." Wildlife Society Bulletin (1973-2006) 14.4 (1986): 445-450.

Brittingham, Margaret Clark, and Stanley A. Temple. "Impacts of Supplemental Feeding on Survival Rates of Black‐Capped Chickadees." Ecology 69.3 (1988): 581-589.

Chace, Jameson F., and John J. Walsh. "Urban effects on native avifauna: a review." Landscape and urban planning 74.1 (2006): 46-69.

Fuller, Richard A., et al. "Garden bird feeding predicts the structure of urban avian assemblages." Diversity and Distributions 14.1 (2008): 131-137.

Galbraith, Josie A., et al. "Risks and drivers of wild bird feeding in urban areas of New Zealand." Biological Conservation 180 (2014): 64-74.

Galbraith, Josie A., et al. "Supplementary feeding restructures urban bird communities." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112.20 (2015): E2648-E2657.

Malpass, Jennifer S., Amanda D. Rodewald, and Stephen N. Matthews. "Species-dependent effects of bird feeders on nest predators and nest survival of urban American Robins and Northern Cardinals." The Condor 119.1 (2016): 1-16.

Martinson, Tammie J., and David J. Flaspohler. "Winter bird feeding and localized predation on simulated bark-dwelling arthropods." Wildlife Society Bulletin (2003): 510-516.

Robb, Gillian N., et al. "Food for thought: supplementary feeding as a driver of ecological change in avian populations." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6.9 (2008): 476-484.

Robb, Gillian N., et al. "Winter feeding of birds increases productivity in the subsequent breeding season." Biology letters 4.2 (2008): 220-223.

Project: Feederwatch analysis: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/analysis-do-bird-feeders-help-or-hurt-birds/


Photo Credit:
Jeff Sharpe - February... spring's getting closer (02/11/2017)