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Save Spring Migrating Birds

Spring bird migration has begun. Under cover of darkness, 2.5–3.5 billion birds will fly northward to their breeding grounds in the United States and Canada. Now is one of the most important times of year to keep birds safe by reducing non-essential lighting at night and treating window glass so birds can see it and avoid deadly collisions.

To help prevent collisions, turn out non-essential lighting from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., or draw curtains to keep light inside. Add shields to external lighting to direct light downward and out of the skies. Taking these steps from February 15 to June 15 will save birds during spring migration.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology