Nurturing Nature — Bird Collisions: Hazardous Features and Easy Solutions (free event)

Start: Tuesday, April 09, 2024 6:30 PM

End: Tuesday, April 09, 2024 7:30 PM

Female common yellowthroat at Kellogg NU

Join Natural Habitat Evanston at Rotary International's 3rd floor auditorium with Annette Prince, Director, Chicago Bird Collision Monitors.

Nearly a billion birds perish each year as a result of window strikes. They see the sky or tree in a window reflection and fly towards it, dying at the solid pane. For decades, Annette Prince of the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors has collected about 11,000 birds a year, helping the Field Museum build an extraordinary profile of bird collisions in our area, and saving thousands of injured songbirds. She will discuss the perils facing our migratory birds, the buildings where they collide in Chicago and Evanston and why. She shares easy steps we can each take to help them find safe passage through Chicagoland. It’s a concern only heightened in recent years as our population of birds declines while our reliance on glass grows as a foundation element in architectural design.

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