Friday, April 11, 2008

birds and pesticides; links to other topics

The American Bird Conservancy pesticides webpage explains how birds are affected by pesticide use in North America, which kills an estimated 67 million birds in the U.S. each year. Read more about this important conservation issue here.

Additional information can be found here, and here.


Information about how climate change may affect birds in Wisconsin can be found at this link. For links to similar information regarding effects on birds in other areas of the U.S., go to this link instead.


1 comment:

Dr. Lawrence said...

Pesticides are bad for birds and they are bad for people. It says so right on the little yellow sign Scott's sticks in the lawn after a visit. In my opinion, pesticide use should be weighed against potential benefits. When the benefits are purely cosmetic or convenience it's much more difficult to justify the health risks. Many towns in Canada have outlawed lawn pesticide use in any form. What's taking the US so long?