Birds Building Nests from Human Trash 台南黑鳶喜迎築巢 遭直擊雙腳夾藍白拖

Litter and environmental damage are a threat to birds. In Taitung, nests filled with eggs are becoming roadkill because people don't think twice about driving onto beaches.


Last year, the Forestry Bureau found that Taiwan's black kite population had increased to 7-800. It is currently black kite mating season. A Tainan photographer recently came across a black kite taking off for flight with a blue and white slipper in its talons. Another birdwatcher saw a black kite with a mask in its mouth. Neither is a suitable material for nests.

Birdwatcher: “It was flying with a plastic bag.”

Huang Shu-ting, President, Bird Photography Club: “In the past few years, many birds have been harmed or trapped by discarded masks.”

The Wild Bird Society in Taitung County recently spotted little terns searching for nest materials on the beach. However, people driving onto beaches and over-cleaning of beaches made this a difficult task. Forty little tern nests have been spotted at one time on Chihben Wetlands' beach. Due to human interference, over half of the nests were abandoned. 

Wu Chih-sheng, Chair, Taitung County Wild Bird Society: “Eggs can't run, so they become victims. If it's smaller birds, it's not as bad. However, if you don't follow the road, you end up killing them.”

Conservation groups say litter and environmental destruction are a huge threat to birds because birds can't differentiate between natural and artificial environments. They are calling on the public to do its part to protect wildlife.

 

 

 

去年林務局調查台灣猛禽黑鳶的數量好不容易增加到7、8百隻,現在又到了牠們繁殖的季節,但有台南的鳥友拍到一隻黑鳶,雙腳捉著一隻藍白拖鞋要飛去築巢,也有鳥友曾看到黑鳶叼著口罩,但其實都不是好的築巢材料。

鳥友說:「牠們捉塑膠袋上去啦。」
 

拍鳥俱樂部社長黃蜀婷指出:「這幾年因為疫情的關係,口罩也出現過在國內外,很多鳥類纏繞了嘴喙。」

台東縣野鳥學會也發現,4到8月飛來台東海灘築巢的夏季候鳥「小燕鷗」,也因為人類把汽車開進海灘,在海灘施工,甚至過度淨灘都會干擾威脅到小燕鷗生育後代,知本濕地海灘最多曾發現有40巢小燕鷗築巢,可是就因為被人為干擾,一半以上棄巢,甚至被「路殺」,希望民眾到海灘依標示進入。

台東縣野鳥學會理事長吳志昇表示:「路殺主要是針對, 因為蛋不會跑,如果是小鳥就比較好,怕的就是你如果不循著這個道路走的話,就會誤傷到他們。」

保育野鳥團體表示,人類亂丟垃圾、破壞自然環境,對正在繁殖的鳥類其實是一大傷害,因為鳥類不會分辨四週的環境是自然界的,還是人類帶來的,呼籲民眾要友善環境,才能保護野生動物。

 

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