Biodiversity Project: Bird Feeders
This project is a combination of Goal 13 – Climate Action and Goal 15 - Life on land. As an all living loving school, Biodiversity is always an ongoing subject. Despite showing the interest in noticing all the different creatures we find around our school, we decided to focus on birds.
One of the most affected species by climate change are birds. Cyprus hosts a few million birds twice per year as they migrate across the globe. Specifically, Larnaca has several different habitats that attracts several types of birds, making it an important stopping point during Spring and Autumn. Migrating birds are responding to the effects of climate change by arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, research has found. The University of Edinburgh study, which looked at hundreds of species across five continents, found that birds are reaching their summer breeding grounds on average about one day earlier per degree of increasing global temperature. The main reason birds take flight is changing seasonal temperatures and food availability. The time they reach their summer breeding grounds is significant, because arriving at the wrong time, even by a few days, may cause them to miss out on vital resources such as food and nesting places. This in turn affects the timing of offspring hatching and their chances of survival.
Therefore in order to help our little friends we are preparing bird feeders for our visiting birds. We cant wait to put them up!
‘’Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life’’ - Dalai Lama