Lights Out for Fall Migration
You can save birds’ lives!
More than 200 species of birds will pass through the Bay Area during fall migration season, which runs from late August through November. Because many birds navigate by the stars, bright nighttime lights can draw them off their path, disorient them, and lead to deadly window collisions.
Help save birds’ lives with some simple steps: Turn out lights or draw blinds between dusk and dawn. If you need to work late, use a desk lamp rather than overhead lights.
Lights Out saves electricity and money as well as birds’ lives! Share this information with your co-workers, building manager, and the maintenance crews that clean your workplace. You can find downloadable fact sheets and flyers, as well as links to rebates on energy-saving light timers and motion sensors, at www.goldengateaudubon.org/lightsout.
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