Please click the link at the end of this post to read an article in The Independent by Jane Dalton, describing the way traffic noise affects one particular species of bird. Where human risks to wildlife are concerned, this is only one example of how we unknowingly do harm. When you have contact with wildlife, always be considerate. Avoid doing anything startling, and don’t offer food. Although it may be tempting to share your lunch with a squirrel or a pigeon (which can expand quickly into twenty or thirty pigeons), handouts encourage animals and birds to rely on humans for nutrition. … Continue reading Birds at Risk From — You Guessed it. People.