On His Territory (2013)

$2700 USD
Red-winged blackbirds are considered by many to be the most numerous of all bird species in North America. But because of their voracious appetite for seeds, they have become a nuisance species to many farmers and dairymen. Thousands of these black songbirds can wipe out a small crop in a day. Because of this destruction, red-winged blackbirds have become one of the targets of the United States Department of Agriculture. Since the 1960s, the USDA has intentionally poisoned thousands of red-winged blackbirds each year. Since that time, there has been a 30-percent decrease in counted numbers. In 2009, over 900,000 individuals were killed. Even though this species is plentiful at this time, if almost a million birds are intentionally destroyed each year, how long can they continue to thrive?

On His Territory

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