How can I stop my neighbour feeding the birds?

Most people feed birds out of a misguided desire to care for them. Feeding native birds is strongly discouraged as it can lead to health problems or even death for the birds, and issues such as mess and noise for neighbours.

Talk to your neighbour

Learn more about the risks associated with feeding birds so that you can inform your neighbour.

If the birds' presence is not an issue for you, suggest to your neighbour they attract birds to their garden in other ways:

You might also suggest that your neighbour become a volunteer wildlife rescuer to care for injured and orphaned birds.

Find your nearest NSW wildlife rescue organisation

Get help

If your neighbour won't agree to stop and you are affected by the presence of the birds, your local National Parks & Wildlife Service office may be able to advise on how to tackle this problem.