Bird Safe Philly
Birds are faced with a multitude of hazards year-round, but few are more dangerous than artificial light at night and glass, which can cause birds to collide with windows and other human-made structures. The Bird Safe Philly partnership aims to create safe spaces for birds through developing awareness of the issue of bird collisions related to the built environment and working in partnership with the Philadelphia community to implement solutions to prevent collisions.
Bird Safe Philly is a partnership led by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Audubon Mid-Atlantic, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, National Audubon Society, Valley Forge Audubon Society, and Wyncote Audubon Society. The partnership is designed to help protect native birds in the Philadelphia area from a variety of issues that can harm birds in urban areas, especially issues that can cause birds to collide with buildings and other human made structures. Bird Safe Philly was created in response to a mass collision event that occurred on October 2, 2020 in which thousands of migratory birds died after colliding with buildings in Center City Philadelphia.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the coalition's home page.
In The News
- Philly to dim its lights to make it safer for migrating birds in flight, Philadelphia Tribune, March 12, 2021.