Remember the day when we used to wake up every morning to the sounds of birds chirping? Remeber how little tiny sparrows would come into our small balcony to play? Yes somewhere that sound in our bustling concrete cities has been reducing resulting in close extinction of small bird species like sparrows. The sparrows needs to to come back. The Happy chirping needs to be back.
The common house sparrow is one of the most ubiquitous birds around us and is one of the more familiar winged companions of human beings. It has, over a period of time, evolved with us.
At one time a very common sight, in the past few years, this bird has been on the decline over much of its natural range, both in the urban and rural habitats. The decline of the house sparrow is an indicator of the continuous degradation of the environment.

What you can do

Put bird boxes and bird feeders outside your house or in your gardens.

Water-bowls or a bird-bath in the hot summer afternoon helps birds to re-hydrate.

Grow plants and hedges that are native to the place. This encourages some of the common birds to come back.
Written by priyangsu maji

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