World Sparrow Day: 5 things you can do to save the birds

Sparrows are amongst the bird species that we have been seeing since childhood. But, recent surveys have shown that their numbers are declining. 

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Mar 20, 2015, 15:25 PM IST
World Sparrow Day: 5 things you can do to save the birds

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New Delhi: Sparrows are amongst the bird species that we have been seeing since childhood. But, recent surveys have shown that their numbers are declining. 

World Sparrow Day is celebrated on March 20. The aim of marking this day is to stress on the need to conserve sparrows as once-ubiquitous. These little chirpy creatures are now seen in fewer places.

Here are five things you can do to save sparrows:

-The easiest thing one can do is to put bird feeders outside your house.

-Also, it has been observed that many people put water bowls during summer season outside their houses for birds to re-hydrate.

-Grow more plants as this may encourage some birds, who are common to that habitat, to come back.

-Talk to people living around your society to create awareness about sparrows.

-Discourage the use of excessive insecticides and pesticides in gardens.