Citizen Science

Hey all, do you have cool pictures of birds eating arthropods (any invertebrate creature with a hard exoskeleton such as an insect, arachnid, or crustacean)? If so, consider submitting it to http://www.whatdobirdseat.com/!

Doug Tallamy, professor at the University of Delaware, author, and proponent of planting natives, is crowd-sourcing photos of birds eating arthropods in order to identify the species birds eat. The fact is, we don’t know much about what specific species of insects, arachnids, or crustaceans birds prefer to eat and feed their young. The end-goal of finding out is protecting and restoring bird habitat. As he states on the website:

We can’t manage habitats for breeding birds without knowing what breeding birds eat while reproducing*.

So consider submitting your photos to the website!

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