Lights Out Philly Kicks Off For Spring 2022
March 28, 2022
WHAT: Spring migration is upon us and millions of birds will be flying through Philadelphia along the Atlantic Flyway on their journey north to their breeding grounds. Bird Safe Philly is once again asking community members to participate in Lights Out Philly to minimize unnecessary lights by turning off, blocking or dimming artificial lights from midnight to 6 am during peak spring migration period, April 1–May 31. Learn more about Lights Out Philly and sign up to participate here: https://www.birdsafephilly.org/lights-out.
WHY: Up to one billion birds die each year across the United States when they collide with buildings and windows, attracted by their bright artificial lights at night. Locally, tens of millions of birds pass through Philadelphia each year during spring and fall while migrating between their breeding and wintering grounds. Many never complete their epic journey because they are killed when they fly into buildings and windows, confused by the bright artificial lights and glass.
WHEN: Midnight to 6 a.m. during peak spring migration period, April 1–May 31.
The Bird Safe Philly partnership aims to create safe spaces for birds by developing awareness of the issue of bird collisions and implementing solutions, working in partnership with the Philadelphia community.
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Learn more at www.audubon.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @audubonsociety.
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