10. Don’t wild birds cause just as many water quality problems as people and livestock?

10. Don’t wild birds cause just as many water quality problems as people and livestock?

Answer

In some areas wild birds can cause problems with bacteria in water. However as with human waste it is a question of extent – the sheer number of cattle, deer, pigs and (to a lesser extent) sheep on the land mean that generally bacteria issues in our fresh water are caused by farming.