Many birds of prey survive by scavenging on the remains of other animals. When they eat the remains of animal that was shot they ingest toxic levels of lead from the bullet fragments left in the animal. Lead poisoning leaves the bird unable to fly or eat. It is time we educate hunters to use lead free bullets so that they don't inadvertently kill more than the animal that they were targeting.
Welcome Poster Contest Contestants! On this page you will find resources and links to a number of environmental threats that birds face. Choose one of these topics for you poster, or feel free to discover a topic on your own. Just remember, your poster needs to highlight a threat to birds and encourage a solution. Other animals can be mentioned in the poster, but Birds need to be the focus.