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To Feed or Not To Feed? The Impacts of Backyard Bird Feeders

An experimental bird feeder in New Zealand. Credit: Josie Galbraith

An experimental bird feeder in New Zealand. Credit: Josie Galbraith

By Josie Galbraith

Bird feeding is a popular way for people to interact with urban wildlife, but what are the consequences for birds, bird populations and native biodiversity as a whole?

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