The widespread use of chemical pesticides and herbicides in agriculture, forestry, and in our own yards and homes, poses a major threat to many bird species in Canada.
Eastern Kingbird Photo: Scott Leslie
These poisons accumulate in and kill invertebrates and plants that birds feed and live on. Birds that feed almost exclusively on insects while in flight (aerial insectivores), show some of the steepest declines of any bird group.
You can help make a positive change by avoiding the use of pesticides and herbicides on your property and in your home, and by choosing bird-friendly gardening practices.