Written by an area Landscape Architect and birdwatcher with over 30 years of experience with landscaping in north Texas: what works and what doesn't. Emphasis on attracting birds to north Texas yards, and reducing required yard maintenance. Tips, trivia and proven advice for a natural, low-cost approach for this unique and sensitive part of the country.
Follow by Email
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Was that bird raised in a cage? Really?
In many countries, including
this one, it’s illegal to capture and sell wild birds. Unfortunately, poor
countries (often where birds live) don’t have the means to enforce this.So birds, like parrots and buntings, are
smuggled illegally. Roughly 80% of smuggled birds die in transit. About 1,000
bird species are now in danger of extinction due to illegal capturing and
OWEN YOST, in addition to being a blogger, is a licensed Landscape Architect
emeritus who has lived and worked in north Texas for over 30 years. He is the
recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award of the Native Plant Society of Texas,
and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA),
International Federation of Landscape Architects, National Wildlife Federation
and the Audubon Society. His office is at Yost87@charter.net in Denton.