Turning off lights during spring and autumn migrations can have a dramatic impact on the fate of migratory birds, according to research published in the journal of the National Academy of Sciences in June this year. The study, ‘Drivers of Fatal Bird Collisions in an Urban Center’, showed that by extinguishing lights, bird mortality could be reduced by about 60%. Researchers used two decades of data collected at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago as well as weather and migration measures. “Although our research focuses on ...


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