To bird lovers, seed can be an effective tool for attracting birds to your backyard feeders. But when birds eat your grass seed, it can lead to a host of problems that mean trouble for your landscape. This creates a unique challenge: you want to keep birds from eating grass seed, so you can have a healthy and vibrant lawn—but you can’t always be there to shoo them away.
Bird migration is the seasonal movement between breeding and wintering grounds. Tons of bird species do it, varying in distance traveled and size of flock. But it’s no picnic for our feathery friends. Natural predators, loss of habitat and hunting has led to high mortality rates. Which is why in 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was passed. In this post, we’ll provide an overview of the act and which birds are protected by the migratory bird act. We’ll also cover what the act could mean for you if you’re trying to rid birds from your property.