Creating safer environments for birds in our communities.
Photo: Halkin Mason Photography/DIGSAU/The Discovery Center
Glass and lights present major hazards to birds, killing hundreds of millions of birds each year. Birds hit buildings at all hours during the day and night. Birds hit buildings at all hours during the day and night. At night migrating birds can be distracted by bright lights in our cities. During the day the problem is reflection or other confusing aspects of glass. Audubon chapters, centers and programs across the country are working to make buildings safer for birds - both day and night.
A new study finds that quiet fliers are safer than more social species when it comes to avoiding urban hazards on nocturnal migrations.
As many as one billion North American birds die each year in after colliding with windows. Innovations can help them steer clear.