[NAFEX] cat predation

road's end farm organic101 at linkny.com
Wed Feb 14 16:47:13 EST 2007


On Feb 14, 2007, at 4:26 PM, Jackie Jameson wrote:

> Go to www.audubon.org  and do a search for cats.  You'll find all 
> sorts or research, information and campaigns addressing this serious 
> issue for bird conservation.
>
> Jackie

I've seen a batch of such studies. Do you know if they have anything 
addressing the specific issue I raised (below)? Can you link it, if so? 
I'm on a slow phone line and it can take me a very long time to hunt 
through most web sites.

> On 2/14/07, road's end farm <organic101 at linkny.com> wrote:
>>
>> Many areas with a lot of free-roaming cats no longer have most of the
>> original predators who preyed on birds in that area. I don't know if
>> anyone has ever done studies correcting for this factor, to try to
>> determine whether the bird mortality rate from cats is higher than a
>> natural background rate with no cats, but with other bird predators in
>> the area.
>>
>>
--Rivka
Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
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