If you care for waterfowl, here is what you can do to help them retain their “wildness” and maintain their well-being:
Stop feeding them. They don’t understand the problem with food handouts—you do.
Learn more about waterfowl by visiting a library, nature center, state wildlife management area, or a National Wildlife Refuge. Or visit the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Internet homepage at http://www.fws.gov/ . Then teach others what you know.
Preserve the spirit of America by allowing waterfowl to stay wild. Observe and appreciate them from a distance.
Please do not feed the waterfowl.
Regular Feeding Can Cause:
- Spread of Disease
- Delayed Migration
- Conflicts with People
- Poor Nutrition
- Damage to Parks
- Dependency on People for Food