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Window Collision Monitoring: Information Session

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Stunned Worm-eating Warbler by David McMath

February 16 , 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

We are looking for volunteers throughout the state to help us launch our first year of window collision monitoring. Lead by Lianne Koczur, our Science & Conservation Director, you will have the opportunity to become part of a team that collects important data on bird-window strikes, which will be used to help us direct conservation actions.

There are two opportunities to attend this information session, please pick the session that works best for your schedule. If you are unable to attend either, but would still like to volunteer for this vital act of service, please email Lianne at lianne@alaudubon.org. There are many ways you can be involved!

Info Session 1: February 16, 6:00-7:00 pm

Info Session 2: February 17, 12:00-1:00 pm

An estimated 365 million to one billion birds die from colliding with windows annually in the United States, the second leading cause of bird deaths in North America. Nearly half of these collisions occur at residential windows, with the rest occurring in cities with larger buildings covered in glass and bright lights. 

Simply put, birds do not see glass. The bird sees a destination in the reflection of trees, shrubs, or sky in the glass. They may seek refuge in atriums or in buildings with plants placed near windows inside. Sometimes two windows directly across from each other create a corridor that a bird will try to fly through.

Learn more about this project and what volunteering entails by attending one of our online information sessions.