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I've not seen the film The Messenger, a documentary about song bird decline.
I read a review of the film from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology which includes the official movie trailer. The photography is breathtakingly beautiful. You will meet ecologists and evolutionary biologists and bird enthusiasts featured in the film at the official site.
What prompts this post is a recent piece published on Cornell's All About Birds. It is a short list on ways to lend a helping hand to birds, these messengers about the state of the environment. The ideas were inspired by the film. One of them is about cats (Keep them indoors) which seems to have elicited the most responses--worth reading if you are interested in strongly held points-of-view.