Glass-sheathed modern buildings make for spectacular skylines, but they’re also bird killers, especially in Chicago. Each year, thousands of birds die when they smash into large glass windows they can’t see. Lights from skyscrapers can also confuse migrating birds, causing them to circle buildings...

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  • Death From Above: Lawmaker Envisions Bird-Safe Buildings in New York City
    That blinding moment compelled Glick to stop the proliferation bird-killing glass buildings ... “one of the largest threats to bird populations in New York City.” “The reality is birds are dying,” ...
    01/24/2019 - 1:35 am | View Link
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  • Birds and Wildlife | Page 2 of 6 | Big City, Little Homestead
    Birds need to land and feed and stay according to the season and weather, before proceeding north (or south) again. Bird strikes on power and cellular telephone infrastructure – wires and towers, and not just those of wind turbines. Bird strikes on buildings, now more than ever – read Glass architecture is killing millions of migratory birds.
    04/20/2019 - 10:29 pm | View Website
  • Glass buildings are killing hundreds of millions of birds ...
    But as the Cornell study noted, the action is most needed in urban centers. Building design is local and cities can regulate it. Architects can stop designing mirrored and all-glass buildings.
    04/17/2019 - 9:53 am | View Website
  • How to stop killing birds with your windows
    American readers, you can support Audubon and the push to standardize bird-friendly building measures and standards in this action alert for the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act. Building collisions kill millions of birds each year. A new bill would help reduce deadly collisions, by incorporating bird-safe building materials and design features into federal buildings. Also, from the Audubon Society on Twitter: .
    04/10/2019 - 1:36 pm | View Website
  • Buildings should stop killing birds — so says new federal ...
    Buildings should stop killing birds — so says new federal, city legislation Glass-sheathed trendy buildings make for spectacular skylines, but they’re additionally hen killers, particularly in Chicago.
    04/10/2019 - 12:54 pm | View Website
  • How Dangerous Is It to Be a Bird in Your City? Buildings ...
    Buildings Kill Hundreds of Millions a Year Image The white-throated sparrow is among the birds most commonly found dead from flying into buildings in New York, according to New York City Audubon.
    04/9/2019 - 5:48 pm | View Website
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