If I stop feeding backyard birds, will they die?

A backyard bird’s instinct is to learn and maintain their natural foraging skills. As we provide feed, these developed skills go un-maintained.
If you feed year-round, they will not have the need for those skills.
If you discontinue feeding backyard birds once they become dependent on feeders, they may face the challenge of quickly readapting to their given foraging skills since they had not been inclined to fend for themselves.
This risk increases if few or no other natural or human-provided food sources are near.

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