|Photo: Don Reid|
Many birds are killed each year when they collide with fences. Often these species are also of conservation concern, for example the Secretarybird and Blue Crane. It seems as if owls are also susceptible to get stuck in fences. BirdLife South Africa has initiated a project to determine the extent of the problem in South Africa. Some of the questions that need answers are:
We therefore request observers to submit sightings of birds killed in fences. Historical records can also be submitted. The data can be submitted through the form below or the details can be emailed to Ernst Retief (email@example.com).
Your support for this very important conservation project will assist BirdLife South Africa ultimately publish a best-practice document to reduce bird mortality on fences.