Cats number one killer of birds in Canada: Env Canada

Not exactly new, but a reminder that Fluffy is, at heart, a cold blooded killer who is better kept indoors.

Richard Elliot, director of Wildlife Research with Environment Canada, gave the presentation at the Nature P.E.I. monthly meeting and many people were surprised to learn that cats are not just the highest total, but exceed all other estimates combined, with over 100 million birds dying a year from cats.

The study of bird mortality in Canada took four years, with 20 different research scientists from Environment Canada. They looked at 28 activities and different sectors to determine what was causing the mortality adults birds, young birds or active nests.