Birds in hot weather

Photo credit: startribune.com

Hot weather is tough on birds as well as people. They need to avoid overheating, but have fewer ways to deal with heat issues than we do. One way birds cope is to gape and pant; they hold their bills open to facilitate more rapid exchange of air.

You can help at home by making water available in your yard. If you have a bird bath keep it filled with clean water. Bird bath water fouls easily.

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