Can We Make Native Plants Work For Birds

Bird Friendly Yards Must Start as Bird Safe Yards Will Our Native Plant Efforts Do No Good? By Jim Cubie jimcubie1@gmail.com 8/18/2021 “ This is critical strategic analysis” – leading native plant scientist Dr. Doug Tallamy (An earlier version of this document can also be downloaded at Doug Tallamy’s site) https://homegrownnationalpark.org/guest-posts/window-strikes-and-native-plants-guest-cont ributor “You can’t fillContinue reading “Can We Make Native Plants Work For Birds”

Fable of 10 White Kittens

I have always wanted beautiful long hair white kittens. When my adoption center announced that it had ten, I was there in a New York minute. They were so happy I would adopt 10. “Just a few questions,” they said. “Will you give them a good safe home?” “Of course, I said, but there areContinue reading “Fable of 10 White Kittens”

The Fable of Ten White Kittens

I have always wanted beautiful long hair white kittens. When my adoption center announced that it had ten, I was there in a New York minute. They were so happy I would adopt 10. “Just a few questions,” they said. “Will you give them a good safe home?” “Of course, I said, but there areContinue reading “The Fable of Ten White Kittens”

Turning Off Home Lights Does Not Save Birds

          Turning Off Home Lights:  NO Scientific Justification  Jim Cubie Ornithology Center at Muhlenberg College I followed this quote, “make a big difference” all the way back to its source. When asked the question,  “How could this be?” I was referred to the Van Doren paper.  It is the only study showing that light management in a buildingContinue reading “Turning Off Home Lights Does Not Save Birds”

Summary of Resources Available on This Site

Bird Protection Resources for Local Activists The purpose of this site is to protect birds from deadly window collisions by helping clubs promote window collision prevention – especially in homes. Other sites focus on new laws and skyscrapers. The site has had over 4,000 visits. All the information on the site has been reviewed byContinue reading “Summary of Resources Available on This Site”

Cancer, window collsions and cats

The Fallacy of “10 Good Things For Birds” A doctor would never counsel his patients like bird organizations advise homeowners. A two-packs-per-day smoker visits his doctor.  The patient asks, “what can I do to extend my life.”  His doctor will tell him that he should eat right, exercise, and take his blood pressure medicine, butContinue reading “Cancer, window collsions and cats”

Feeders Not Safe at 30 Feet

Erroneous Feeder Placement Advice: 30 Feet Is Actually Less Safe. Dr. Daniel Klem, who performed the basic research related to feeder placement, has explained that placing a feeder beyond 30 feet is not a safe distance.  In fact the risk of death increases the further the feeder is from the window?  Why?  The birds doContinue reading “Feeders Not Safe at 30 Feet”

New National Audubon Native Plant Advice Is A Big Deal

Did you notice the change at the PLANTSFORBIRDS page at National Audubon’s site?  It is very important.  Here’s the new text. “And, if you’re attracting birds using native plants, you will want to ensure that your space is bird-friendly in every way. Visit our Reducing Collisions page to learn more about protecting birds from collisions with glass.Continue reading “New National Audubon Native Plant Advice Is A Big Deal”

Partners, naturally – leading homebuilder promotes native plants

Doreen Cubie // Garden for Wildlife // JUST ABOUT EVERY MORNING, Khushal Habibi walks along the banks of Walnut Creek, a small stream that runs through Skyestone, a 500-home development in Broomfield, Colorado. “It’s a great place for wildlife watching,” says Habibi, a retired U.S. Department of Defense biologist who is originally from Afghanistan. HeContinue reading “Partners, naturally – leading homebuilder promotes native plants”

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