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Helping the birds of the Bay

Thu, 2016-12-22 11:15
Natural Ambassadors

Did you know thousands of waders and wildfowl feed on the Bay's sands and mudflats? It's the second most important place for wintering birds in the UK.

Sadly there have been declines in the number of overwintering birds. Unintentional disturbance by people is cited as one of the problems. The main issue is around the high tide period when birds can’t access their food and their sole focus is on saving energy and keeping warm. When birds take flight they use 12 times as much energy, eating into vital resources which keep them alive through the winter.

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