The animal kingdom is a wild place, filled with both predators and prey all working in the balance of a complete ecosystem. As humans, the way we behave, distort and play with these types of ecosystems can have very big effects on the animals that inhabit them.
As we drill it down to our feathered inhabitants and the way we feed them, we truly are living alongside these wonderful creatures. As we continue to plan habitat, feed, provide water for and observe our birds, we must always remain mindful as to how we do each of those things.
While there is nothing wrong with feeding birds and taking an active role in their day-to-day lives, there are a few things we should keep in mind while planning our backyards. Below you will find a number of tips to help you better place feeders, bird baths, and nesting boxes to keep our feathered friends as safe as possible in our man-made ecosystem.