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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


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 Feeder Effect: What All That Food Can Do

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/9781501710780.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The popularity of wild bird feeding has introduced enormous amounts of additional food into the ecosystem, especially in urban areas. Significantly, all of this food is supplementary to the natural ... More


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