Fall migration = lights out for birds
Fall migration starts in mid-August — and so does our semi-annual Lights Out for Birds campaign.
You can save birds’ lives by turning out the lights or drawing blinds at night, particularly on tall buildings and those with glass exteriors or large windows.
Over 200 species of birds migrate through the Bay Area each year. Many of them fly at night and are disoriented by urban lights. Sometimes the lights lure them into window collisions. Other times, their navigational sense is confused and they circle buildings repeatedly until they suffer exhaustion and die.
Ask the manager or owner of your workplace to turn out the lights during fall migration, from August 15 through Nov. 30. You’ll save energy costs as well as birds’ lives.
Click on our Lights Out for Birds flyer – Fall 2012 to download an informational flyer to share with building owners, managers or friends.
If you plan to participate or have questions, please email GGAS Conservation Director Mike Lynes at email@example.com.