Rachel Carson first sounded the alarm in 1962 about the harm chemicals could do to bird populations with the publication of her book Silent Spring. Some of the toxins Carson wrote about have since been banned, heralding the salvation of birds like the bald eagle. But chemicals and toxic pollutants—from lawn chemicals to oil spills—continue to kill birds. It is estimated that 7 million birds die each year due to the widespread use of pesticides on lawns, a practice that can also poison waterways creating hazards for birds and people alike.


  • Avoid the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides

For some helpful guidelines see: 10 Steps for Responsible Pesticide Use

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