Author: Svilena Velcheva
Published On: 01/04/2020

The process of reduction and even disappearance of urban fauna in large cities is in full swing. What can each of us do to limit or slow it down?

Ivaylo Ivanov from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and the Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development advises:

The birds are currently at the peak of their pre-breeding period.

There are many birds that have developed an addiction to have a house because there are no other nesting places in urban conditions. Such are the big, blue tits, the small owls, like the scavengers. And why not make a bat house on the balcony ?! Bats will reward you by catching mosquitoes every night on your terrace. This can help the diversity of the urban fauna.

The bat house is very similar to the bird house. Here you can read details on how to assemble them!

Extremely important in the summer is access to water – places where birds can bathe, as well as the installation of water drinkers.

There is a tendency to reduce the number of birds in the city. A study is to be made in Varna on how the number and species of birds have been decreasing in recent years due to the constant thickening of buildings and ever higher construction.

Translator: Valentina Vagge