Bird feeders distributed in Bundi to preserve sparrows

Bundi (Rajasthan): In a bid to save house sparrows from becoming extinct, a trust concerned about the future of these winged species has released over 300 bird feeders in the district.

The district branch of Bhurhani Foundation (India) has distributed the bird feeders under the project `Save Our Sparrows` here today.

"These bird feeders can be installed easily in gardens, balconies and backyards and would be an easy and functional conservation tool for the common man to save the bird," district secretary Jakkiuddin Bhora said in a function here.

A bird feeder is a device placed outdoors to supply food to the feathered creatures. The success of a bird feeder in attracting birds depends upon its placement and the kind of food offered (millets, sunflower, niger seed, and rapeseed or canola seed).

"Over 52,000 bird feeders have so far been dispersed in about 260 cities and towns of India under SOS," Bhora said, adding that the project is likely to be enlisted in the Guinness Book of World Records.

March 20 will be celebrated as the World Sparrow Day, he informed.