More than 50 million Americans have bird feeders, baths or houses for birds. Birds bring color, song and liveliness to any backyard setting. In return, birds have a rest area to feed, wash and perch. But danger could be lying in wait for your feathered visitor in the form of a cat – yours, one belonging to a neighbor or a stray. The mere threat can give your backyard a bad reputation among the population, and your bird feeder could sit alone and unused. Studies indicate that domestic outdoor cats kill hundreds of millions of birds each year.
To learn more, read Keeping Your Backyard Bird Safe.