The world’s largest bird, the flightless ostrich, can weigh 250 pounds—more than 50,000 times heavier than the world’s smallest avian, the tiny bee hummingbird.
It’s fun to feed ducks and geese, but eating bread and crackers can cause wing deformities that leave them flightless or even kill them. If you want to treat these birds, stick to foods like lettuce, corn, peas and other fresh vegetables.
No matter how big or small your outdoor space, you can create a haven for local wildlife. By providing basic needs like water, food and shelter, you can make a difference in your own backyard.