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 in the U.S alone. Birds collide with buildings and other types of man-made structures for several reasons. At night migrating birds can be distracted by bright lights on buildings, street lights, bridges, or even ships. And birds can be deceived by the reflective and transparent qualities of glass regardless of the time of day and whether or not they are migrating. Audubon chapters, centers and programs across the country are working to make buildings and other types of man-made structures safer for birds - both day and night.
Artificial lights and reflective surfaces create hazards to birds in migration. Here are some solutions to minimize these dangers.
Pennsylvania Chapters Help Make the Built Environment Safer for Birds
A Partnership Between University of Pennsylvania & Audubon Pennsylvania
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