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Crumbs to Corporations: The Extraordinary History and Growth of Bird Feeding

Darryl Jones

in The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

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 ... More


The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Darryl Jones

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Feeding wild birds in gardens and backyards is one of the most popular forms of interaction between humans and wild animals. Yet despite the enormous scale of this activity and the millions of people ... More


The Big Change: Winter or Always?

Darryl Jones

in The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Although bird feeding began as a predominantly winter activity – and remains strictly so in many parts of the world – there has been a remarkable change to feeding throughout the year, typically ... More


Why Bird Feeding Matters

Darryl Jones

in The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

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 ... More


Reasons Why We Feed Wild Birds

Darryl Jones

in The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Although millions of people are passionately engaged in providing food to wild birds, the reasons and motivations for their participation are often complex and varied. Numerous recent studies but ... More


What Happens When We Feed?: Insights from Supplementary Feeding Studies

Darryl Jones

in The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The importance and influence of food in the lives of animals has been studied is great detail in a vast number of species. This chapter outlines the many findings of this critical research that are ... More


Bird Feeding Matters Even More Now: The Promise and Risks of a Global Phenomenon

Darryl Jones

in The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The popularity of bird feeding continuous to grow, enabling large numbers of people to see and enjoy the present of wild creatures in the own gardens. Such intimate encounters may represent a ... More


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