Water is the basis of all life. Just as you need water to thrive, so does the House Sparrow. Lack of water often leaves birds dehydrated. Many birds die in summer without water. Set out clean water on balconies, window ledges and gardens.
House Sparrows eat mostly seeds and kitchen scraps and feed their young insects like aphids and caterpillars. Even if you don’t sift grain because you buy pre-packaged, set out small seeds like rice, broken rice or bajra (pearl millet). Keep it in a safe place at the same time every day. Make or buy a scientifically designed feeder to prevent spillage and to keep grain clean. Avoid stale, salty or oily, leftover food or bread and large grains like wheat. You can also help sparrows by adopting a bird feeder. Log on to HERE
Provide nesting sites, adopt nest boxes
Most modern matchbox-shaped houses are not sparrow-friendly. Their glass or aluminum walls offer no nooks for nesting. While constructing, ensure nesting sites. Set up nest boxes for sparrows in built houses.
Share your story with us
Have you tried to save the House Sparrow? Share with us your stories, tales, poems and pictures on what you did to save sparrow and inspire others. Write to us and share your experiences in feeding birds. If you know of ways in which we can attract birds, let us know. You can also contact us if you need help just send email to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Shop for sparrows
When you shop for sparrows with NFS, you not only provide them with nesting sites and food all through the year, but also help our conservation work. So save our sparrows by choosing from a range of NFS conservation products!
NFS announces winners of the Sparrow Awards. After extensive research and consultation, we select people from various parts of the country working in the field of conservation. This year, we received numerous nominations and after scrutinising each nomination as well as other recommendations, we chose four winners based on their exemplary conservation efforts. You too can be a winner when you make a significant contribution to the conservation of nature and biodiversity.