The cost of bird feeding - Josie Galbraith

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:08 pm on 23 October 2014

Birds copyright Josie Galbraith
Image © Josie Galbraith.

You may not think that it costs a lot to feed the local birds, or that it's doing them any harm. But a new study out shows it's a habit that costs New Zealanders about $12.3 million dollars a year. It's the first-ever study of our bird-feeding habits. Auckland University PhD student at the School of Biological Sciences, Josie Galbraith, was involved in the research.

Feeding birds
From left: © Josie Galbraith. Centre: © Matthew Szadkowski. Right: © Josie Galbraith.