Is it good to feed waterfowl?

No, some people enjoy feeding waterfowl, but artificial feeding is actually harmful to waterfowl.

Artificial feeding of waterfowl can cause:

  • Poor nutrition

  • Increased hybridization

  • Water pollution

  • Delayed migration

  • Concentrations at unnatural sites

  • Overcrowding

  • Spread of disease

  • Costly management efforts

  • Unnatural behavior

  • Cumulative effects