Fall Brings Sudden and Violent Death for Millions of Migrating Birds
Easy Window Treatments Can Help Save Lives
ABC media release
Fall means lots of different things to different people. To some, it means a kaleidoscope of beautiful fall colors as trees turn. To others, it means the start of another school year. But for millions of birds, fall brings a long migration that often ends in a sudden and violent death as they collide with glass surfaces used in the construction of both houses and office buildings.
“Without question, it is one of the most significant causes of bird mortality worldwide and one that is probably escalating every year,” says Dr. Christine Sheppard, Birds Collisions Campaign Manager for American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and one of the world’s leading experts on the issue.
Sheppard says that between 300 million and one billion birds die each year from collisions with glass in the United States…
(read more: American Bird Conservancy)
photo: Common Yellowthroat (G. trichas) by Dan Pancamo