Have you ever noticed that birds seem to be disappearing from your garden? These days, there aren’t as many of them as before and you’re starting to worry? If so, then it’s time to take action to prevent disaster and restore biodiversity to your garden. In this article, we will give you tips on how to preserve the fauna and flora of your garden and restore the population of birds that live there. We will see how to protect birds from dangers such as pesticides, predators, diseases and lack of habitat. Finally, we will look at how to put in place measures to attract birds to your garden.
The phenomenon of carnage according to experts
The experts are unanimous: the phenomenon of hecatomb, which consists of the extreme mortality of a large number of animals, is becoming more and more frequent. We see in particular large migrations of cranes and ducks that are decimated by multiple and varied causes, most of which are caused by human activity. Researchers are appalled by the loss of these bird populations, and lament that this scourge is intensifying as humans develop their industrial and agricultural activities.
The main causes of this phenomenon are the excessive use of pesticides, the destruction of natural habitats and poisoning with chemicals. Overcrowding due to increased urban expansion is also an important cause. Migratory birds are particularly vulnerable as they are often exposed to harmful agricultural practices and the use of chemical fertilizers to feed crops. Large groups of migratory birds thus become very vulnerable to these practices. Scientists estimate that migratory bird populations have declined dramatically in recent years, and that this trend is likely to persist if no action is taken to remedy the problem.
What factors lead to such results?
According to experts in the field, several factors can contribute to a carnage. The main ones are climate change and habitat degradation. Indeed, the increase in temperatures and the modification of precipitation have a direct impact on the survival of birds. Deforestation and urban development severely limit the space available to them, which can lead to a carnage.
Changes brought about by human activity on their environment can also lead to extreme weather conditions and prevent them from accessing their food sources or from reproducing. In addition, the use of chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides as well as air pollution greatly affect their health.
In recent years, bird migration has undergone significant changes. The significant rise in temperatures and the decline of wild territories have led to a reduction in the natural habitat and a change in the structure of populations. This phenomenon has been observed in particular in migratory birds. who have seen their behavior changed. Indeed, several species including the jay, the snow bunting, the yellowhammer and the ortolan bunting arrived later than usual at their destination, whereas they had arrived on time previously. In addition, some species have ventured into climates less suited to their needs. For example, in Switzerland, an increasing number of migratory doves have settled in the region. These doves are usually found in tropical and subtropical regions. This situation has created environmental instability that affects migratory birds.
In addition, the climatic characteristics have also undergone profound changes in recent years. Changes in weather have made seasons shorter and less predictable, which can lead to a mismatch between food requirements and food availability for migratory birds. As a result, some birds that migrate each year are forced to change their route to find enough available food. This new situation therefore forced the birds to adapt their behavior to survive.
In short, bird migration has changed considerably in recent years. Climatic and environmental changes have caused a mismatch between food supply and demand in this species, which has forced some specimens to change their behavior to survive.
The phenomenon of carnage, which is manifested by the extreme mortality of migratory birds, is on the increase. The main causes are excessive use of pesticides, destruction of natural habitats and poisoning with chemicals, as well as overcrowding due to increased urban expansion. Climatic and environmental changes also have a considerable impact on migrating birds, and their behaviors are forced to change to adapt to these new conditions. It is therefore essential that measures are taken to remedy this problem and protect these animals, so that they can continue to play their important role in the ecosystem.