Lights Out” for Bird Migration = Cornell University – Video

The Ornithology Department has bird cast alerts about whether migration is high medium or low in your area of the United States.

“Every spring and fall, billions of birds migrate through the U.S., mostly under the cover of darkness. This mass movement of birds must contend with a pervasive but largely unrecognized threat: light pollution. Find out how artificial light endangers migratory birds and learn how you can help with Lights Out .” ~ Retrieved from Cornell University Ornithology – Bird Academy -10-3-2020.

If you love birds…who doesn’t like birds? You can check the Cornell Migration Maps.

If you love birds, check out the website to sign up to get texts to let you know, when you can help aid the lights out project. Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth area is set up. There maybe other cities that have ‘lights out’. Check your local cities’ birding groups for their possible lights out participation..

Lights Out video from Cornell University – Retrieved 10-3-2020

Lights at night make their migration flight more difficult. Turning off your lights at night during peak migration times will help.

Migration Tool Click this link to see the migration bird cast for your region and you too can be part of the solution.

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Blackbird Charleston SC © CKatt 12-25-2019

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About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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7 Responses to Lights Out” for Bird Migration = Cornell University – Video

  1. mydangblog says:

    It always infuriates me that office buildings in downtown Toronto (like the one I work at–when we were allowed to go into the office), keep the lights on all night. Such a waste of power and so harmful to the environment. I wish we had that program here:-)

  2. anne leueen says:

    Thanks for posting this. It is heartbreaking to see how many birds die.

    • kunstkitchen says:

      Yes, But the video program from Cornell tell that just lights out on every other floor at night of high rise buildings drops the bird deaths by a huge percentage. They are working on expanding the program.

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