Many people like to feed birds. We like to set up bird feeders in the backyard to attract songbirds. We landscape with plants that attract birds. We provide water resources for birds to enjoy. And we like to do these things so that we can enjoy watching the birds that come for a visit. But here are pros and cons to backyard bird-feeding. Here are some resources that can help you make informed decisions about whether to engage in the practice, and how to do it properly, wisely, and effectively if you do.
Artificial feeding of wildlife is a bad idea. It is prohibited by law in many localities. It can be dangerous, and can cause many undesirable effects. This is true for feeding of wild birds like ducks, geese and other waterfowl. Here are some resources that explain this issue, and provide some information for how to address it.