From Urdaibai Bird Center we try to promote knowledge of birds near the environment where we live. With the installation of simple devices used to feed them, we can attract the attention of the birds in the winter time and so got two purposes: help the birds, offering them the possibility of boarding in our immediate environment in hards times like winter, and learn from them, getting by observing the knowledge to identify and know them better.
These birds have enough food during spring and summer, which in these times do not need an additional food because birds prefer to feed insects and berries that are no problem to find in their own habitat. However, once the autumn arrived and early winter especially, temperatures drop drastically, reducing food availability..
Under these conditions, small birds come from any source of carbohydrates and fats which enable them to combat low temperatures. It is precisely at this time that the bird feeders fulfill their function, attracting birds of different species to these simple devices. The most favorable times for placement are the months between December and early March, the period in which the participation of this project, Inguruko Hegaztiak is performed.
Now you can see, on live, how these birds come to feed in troughs that have installed near the Urdaibai Bird Center.You can even get to identify them! Learn more about the project and participates visiting the blog we have created for you: