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Melissa Mayntz

Good Fences for Birds

By December 8, 2012

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Fences can threaten birds, but in Hawai'i, one specific fence is proving very beneficial. According to Hawai'i News Now, a specialized predator-proof fence along nesting areas in Ka'ena Point Natural Area Reserve has proven remarkably effective, and numbers of successfully hatched wedge-tailed shearwaters and Laysan albatrosses are both significantly higher than in recent years. The fence, installed in 2011, is designed to keep out predators that could damage eggs and kill nestlings, including rats, dogs, cats and mongooses.

What do you do to protect bird houses from predators or otherwise safeguard birds feeding and nesting in your yard? Share your tips in the comments!

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