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May 08, 2008


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Pretty bird - banding is not "just for a band". Recapturing and/or finding a banded bird provides scientists with very important information about birds that ultimately help conserve and protect them. Banders also work hard to minimize stress to the birds during the banding process. The benefits outweigh the negatives.

pretty bird

nothing like putting pure stress on a bird, just for a band. nice work.

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.