In a disturbing new study with overtones of Rachel Carson's famous environmental book Silent Spring, a group of scientists from the U.K. and the Czech Republic report a stunning decline in the number of Europe's birds since 1980. The birds vanishing are actually members of the most common species -- including sparrows, starlings, and skylarks.
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Habitat loss? Domestic/feral cats? Trapping and killing of migratory species? Pesticides?
What can we, as individuals do in our gardens?