Turn Your Landscape Into an Insect Buffet for Birds!
Aerial insectivores are birds that depend primarily upon flying insects for their prey. Included in this group are species such as swallows, martins, swifts, flycatchers and nightjars. Over the past 30 years, populations of many aerial insectivores have declined, and the cause remains unknown. However, scientists have hypothesized that it may be linked, in part, to declines of some insects on which these birds depend.
This beautiful and informative short guide illustrates some simple steps you can take to support more aerial insectivores by creating an insect buffet in your own outdoor space. Enjoy the benefits of graceful birds and natural insect control when you attract and invite more bug-eating birds to feed and nest nearby.
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