The New York City skyline is iconic, and has some of the most recognizable skyscrapers in the country. But birders around the world know that skyscrapers, while beautiful for us, can be deadly for our avian companions. One simple miscalculation, a powerful gust of wind, or a disorienting light could send whole flocks of birds crashing into a building's glass exterior and falling to their death. That's exactly what happens to between 600 million and 1 billion migratory birds each year in America.
It is time New York City steps up and protects birds from crashing into skyscrapers!
Luckily, there is a simple fix to this devastating problem. "Lights out" policies require buildings to turn off the lights after a certain time at night, particularly during migration season. This International Migratory Bird Day, it is time for New York City to protect migratory birds by instating a "lights out" policy!
Not only is the "lights out" method proven to reduce bird collisions, it also saves energy. This policy is a total win-win – and it is time New York City passes it! Sign the petition now if you agree!