The true story of the extinction of New Zealand’s Stephens Island Wren by feral cats

Stephens Island and the Wren

Cats – domestic, stray and, at the end of the day, feral – caused the extinction of the Stephens Island Wren, a small, flightless bird. It took under two years. Yes, cats made this bird extinct in around 20 months. … please continue reading

Noticeable, brightly coloured, cat collar protects birds from cat predation

There is a product on the market called Birdsbesafe®. They are fluffy cat collars in very bright colours. They are deliberately bright because songbirds see bright colours especially well. You can immediately understand the idea. The cat stalks a bird. … please continue reading

Birds Are Not More Important Than Cats

Birds are not more important than cats

Libby Watson writing on splinternews.com coins a term which I like: birdheads. It’s a derivation of ‘petrolheads’ (car lovers) and it is very apt. It applies to ornithologists and people such as Jonathan Franzen, an American novelist and essayist, who … please continue reading

Animal hospital demands that the daily slaughter of birds by cats stops

Daily slaughter of birds by cats

The South Essex Wildlife Hospital have presented, online, a grisly photograph of birds killed, it is implied, by domestic cats. The photograph is published on this page. What they say, and the photograph that they have published, has sparked off, … please continue reading

Two Little Known Facts About Cats Preying on Birds

I’ll keep this fairly short because I am not too sure how relevant it is to the cat/bird debate. There are two facts that relate to it which might interest some people. It concerns America because it concerns the coyote. … please continue reading