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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


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


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


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


Interactions between People and Birds in Urban Landscapes

Richard A. Fuller, Katherine N. Irvine, Zoe G. Davies, Paul R. Armsworth, and Kevin J. Gaston

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

While there is a general concern that urbanization impoverishes human contact with nature, daily interaction, through the widespread provision of food and nesting resources for wildlife, form a part ... 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


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 Pollination Mutualism

Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress

in The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226253404
eISBN:
9780226023328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023328.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the pollination mutualism between tropical and subtropical plants and their avian and mammalian pollinators, and its evolution. It covers general trends associated with the ... 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


Who Feeds the Birds? A Comparison Across Regions

Christopher A. Lepczyk, Paige S. Warren, Louis Machabée, Ann P. Kinzig, and Angela G. Mertig

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Humans often engage in activities on their property that influence avian population dynamics and ecological processes. Yet we know little about the spatial or temporal distribution of these human ... More


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