Sunday, March 20, 2016

Where Have All The Sparrows Gone?




Spent my entire childhood living in the Mumbai suburb of Chembur. And remember the constant chirping of little birds around the house. On many occasions, they would make their way into the house... and sometimes even make themselves at home - by putting together their little nests around the wooden windows or on the loft.


We don't see those little birds anymore... which is why today (World Sparrow Day) has been dedicated to the Little Sparrow. 


Along with the house sparrow, many other common species of birds have also disappeared. This has been mainly due to the lack of habitat and food in cities where they once co-existed with all of us. What can we do to bring the sparrow back? 

One organisation conducted a special sparrow walk in Navi Mumbai earlier this morning. Most others recommend installing nest boxes with grain and water to attract the sparrow back to our surroundings. Also maybe register with www.citizensparrow.in as well.


HAPPY SPARROW DAY

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