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Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation$
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Christopher A. Lepczyk and Paige S. Warren

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273092

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273092.001.0001

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Interactions between People and Birds in Urban Landscapes

Interactions between People and Birds in Urban Landscapes

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(p.249) Chapter Sixteen Interactions between People and Birds in Urban Landscapes
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Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation
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Richard A. Fuller

Katherine N. Irvine

Zoe G. Davies

Paul R. Armsworth

Kevin J. Gaston

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0016

While there is a general concern that urbanization impoverishes human contact with nature, daily interaction, through the widespread provision of food and nesting resources for wildlife, form a part of many city-dwellers' experience. Using data from the United Kingdom, we show that supplementary resource provision can result in high levels of additional foraging and nesting opportunities. However, our data also indicate that levels of such resource provision are strongly positively correlated with human population density. The proportion of households participating in bird feeding is also associated with social and economic features. It has been suggested that interactions with nature such as feeding birds could have beneficial consequences for human health. A better understanding of this potential feedback is required.

Keywords:   bird feeding, housing density, private gardens, socioeconomics, urban ecology

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