The Australian Bird Feeding and Watering Study

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Welcome to this site on the Australian Feeding and Watering Study

In Australia, there are over hundreds of bird sanctuaries with thousands of bird species all over the country. Those birds do not only reside in the wildlife and reserves, but some are also housed by individuals who are lovers of both exotic and native breeds.

The role of housing these birds and providing a means of bathing cannot be overemphasised, particularly in the birds’ lives. In turn, humans play a vital role in making food and water available to these various birds. However, this is not just another ordinary task.

Aussies see the feeding and watering of birds in their private gardens as a means to interact with birds up close while also promoting their welfare. However, the quality of this activity or interaction has a significant impact on bird diversity and abundance. It is in this light that the Australian Bird Feeding and Watering Study got carried out to establish the relevance of birds feeding and watering.

This study aims to gather quantitative data on the effects of supplementary feeding and providing water to birds. It also examines why people provide food and water.

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Our Resources

Our resources cut across the following areas.

COVID-19

COVID-19 & Birds

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the daily lives of humans and animals globally. This has led to a dramatic loss of human lives, more so the rapid spread of the virus. It has also succeeded in slowing down the world’s economy because of the interruptions on businesses and world trades. The pandemic has come as a surprise to most of us and has made us realise the worth of the things and people we take for granted.

The COVID-19 pandemic is everywhere, and Australia is not left out. Human beings are at the centre stage, but the question remains: can the virus be passed from humans to birds? The chance of this happening seems low as there are no proofs to support that the virus could be transferred to birds as of now.

COVID-19

COVID-19 & Birds

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the daily lives of humans and animals globally. This has led to a dramatic loss of human lives, more so the rapid spread of the virus. It has also succeeded in slowing down the world’s economy because of the interruptions on businesses and world trades. The pandemic has come as a surprise to most of us and has made us realise the worth of the things and people we take for granted.

The COVID-19 pandemic is everywhere, and Australia is not left out. Human beings are at the centre stage, but the question remains: can the virus be passed from humans to birds? The chance of this happening seems low as there are no proofs to support that the virus could be transferred to birds as of now.

Common Birds

You would notice that Australia is a dry region, and as such, there is a need to provide an avenue to cater for these birds. This can be done by providing feeding and bathing for them. You need to know some of the common breeds of birds in Australia who are the common beneficiary of the bathing and feeding scheme. However, you should note that the common species of birds would be different from one region to another in Australia.

FAQs

Throughout Australia daily, thousands of Aussies fend for birds without purpose guidelines and many worries about whether they may be hurting the various birds they care so much about. About a third to more than half of households in Australia are involved in some bird feeding and watering. In turn, we answer various questions about the safety of birds feeding and watering.