Migratory birds: Chicago high-rise residents urged to turn off lights, draw blinds after 11 p.m. during bird migration season

Migratory birds: Chicago high-rise residents urged to turn off lights, draw blinds after 11 p.m. during bird migration season

CHICAGO (TOC) — As birds start emigrate by way of Chicago on their solution to their winter properties, residents are being requested to do their half to assist shield them.

As a part of the “Lights Out Chicago” marketing campaign, residents of tall buildings are requested to end up their lights or draw their blinds after 11 p.m. throughout the migration season, which runs from late August by way of November.

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The suggestions apply to all buildings of 40 or extra tales and to buildings of 20 or extra tales which might be remoted from different buildings.

Lights from tall buildings can disrupt birds’ migratory paths, inflicting birds to circle buildings repeatedly, based on the Chicago Audubon Society. Because of this, lots of them die from exhaustion or after colliding with a constructing.

Greater than 250 chicken species migrate by way of Chicago, with about 5 million particular person birds making the journey every year. In line with the Chicago Audubon Society, most of the birds killed at Loop buildings are small migrants from the tropics, like warblers, thrushes, tanagers and others.

For extra info on the “Chicago Lights Out” program, go to ChicagoAudubon.org.

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