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Cat PredationCat - Credit: David Busch - USFWS

Cats and Birds: A Deadly Combination

In Wisconsin alone, rural cats are estimated to kill between 8 million and 219 million birds annually (Coleman and Temple 1996).

If you are a cat owner or a bird lover (or both), this may be a subject about which you would like to be better informed. The following Internet sites are good direct or indirect sources of information about the impacts of feral cats on wild bird populations, and what responsible cat owners can do to help reduce this source of mortality.                                                                                         Credit: David Busch, USFWS

Cats and Wildlife Issues - Bibliography and extensive list of on-line sources from the California Department of Fish and Game

Cats Indoors! - An initiative of the American Bird Conservancy



Last updated: April 11, 2012