Ways To Help Protect Wild Birds
According to the RSPB, a study completed by 25 UK wildlife organisations has revealed that 60% of studied species have declined. However, what the report also showed is that conservation does help and there are a lot of inspiring stories as a result. British wild birds need your help too. All wild British birds are protected by law, but there are some simple things you can do to help endangered birds in the UK. Here are 10 ways you can help to protect wild birds.
If you feel passionate about protect wild birds then you might want to donate to some of the charities who are helping them, such as the RSPB and RSPCA.
Give some of your free time to help work on a wild bird conservation project. No matter what skills you have you will be able to offer something, from diggers and conservationists to graphic designers. You can also go on residential volunteering projects in nature reserves. Enjoy the great outdoors whilst contributing to a great cause.
There is a lot to learn when it comes to protecting wild birds. Injured and stunned birds should be handled in a certain way, some game can only be killed at certain times and bird eggs should not be removed from their nests. If you love birds then make sure you read as much information as you can and spread the word. Educate and inspire others to help protect wild birds.
Lots of people like to put out to help provide some extra food for birds and attract some beautiful species into their garden. You can help by putting bird food in your garden, especially during the harsh winter months.
Nestboxes are a good alternative to holes in trees and other natural nesting places. Some birds struggle to find nesting places and that’s where you can help. All you need to do is buy a bird nest box or make your own. Here are some wild bird nesting boxes to choose from
It is an offense to take birds from the wild, intentionally harm them or kill them. Read up about wild birds and the law so that you are aware of any restrictions. If you spot anyone doing anything illegal then make sure you report them and help protect our wild birds.
Join your favourite wildlife conservation or bird conservation charity. You will get regular updates, news and information and your membership fee will go to a good cause.