Take Action for Bird-Safe Buildings

From Audubon's Action Center:

Scarlet Tanager LindaSteele PhotoAwards 800x666"Millions of birds are killed every year by colliding with buildings, especially during migration. In fact, studies estimate that between 300 million and one billion birds are killed each year from these collisions, making it one of the top causes of bird deaths.

We have the solutions that can reduce these needless deaths. From turning off building lights at night, to using bird-friendly glass or other materials, or limiting the use of glass, these simple and cost-effective practices can drastically cut down bird deaths.

The Bird-Safe Buildings Act, led by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), will ensure that new or renovated federal buildings adopt bird-friendly guidelines. It will not only make public buildings safer for birds, but would also create a strong model to help inspire further action in states and cities across the country.

Birds need to navigate countless modern hazards while they undertake their incredible migrations. We need to do everything we can to make sure they get to their nesting grounds safely every spring."

Click here to take action now and urge your Member of Congress to support the bipartisan Bird-Safe Buildings Act!