Turning Off Home Lights Does Not Save Birds

          Turning Off Home Lights:  NO Scientific Justification  Jim Cubie Ornithology Center at Muhlenberg College I followed this quote, “make a big difference” all the way back to its source. When asked the question,  “How could this be?” I was referred to the Van Doren paper.  It is the only study showing that light management in a buildingContinue reading “Turning Off Home Lights Does Not Save Birds”

Summary of Resources Available on This Site

Bird Protection Resources for Local Activists The purpose of this site is to protect birds from deadly window collisions by helping clubs promote window collision prevention – especially in homes. Other sites focus on new laws and skyscrapers. The site has had over 4,000 visits. All the information on the site has been reviewed byContinue reading “Summary of Resources Available on This Site”

Cancer, window collsions and cats

The Fallacy of “10 Good Things For Birds” A doctor would never counsel his patients like bird organizations advise homeowners. A two-packs-per-day smoker visits his doctor.  The patient asks, “what can I do to extend my life.”  His doctor will tell him that he should eat right, exercise, and take his blood pressure medicine, butContinue reading “Cancer, window collsions and cats”

Feeders Not Safe at 30 Feet

Erroneous Feeder Placement Advice: 30 Feet Is Actually Less Safe. Dr. Daniel Klem, who performed the research explains that placing a feeder beyond 30 feet is not safer.  In fact the risk of death increases the further the feeder is from the window?  Why?  The birds do not identify a black space as glass; theyContinue reading “Feeders Not Safe at 30 Feet”

New National Audubon Native Plant Advice Is A Big Deal

Did you notice the change at the PLANTSFORBIRDS page at National Audubon’s site?  It is very important.  Here’s the new text. “And, if you’re attracting birds using native plants, you will want to ensure that your space is bird-friendly in every way. Visit our Reducing Collisions page to learn more about protecting birds from collisions with glass.Continue reading “New National Audubon Native Plant Advice Is A Big Deal”

Partners, naturally – leading homebuilder promotes native plants

Doreen Cubie // Garden for Wildlife // JUST ABOUT EVERY MORNING, Khushal Habibi walks along the banks of Walnut Creek, a small stream that runs through Skyestone, a 500-home development in Broomfield, Colorado. “It’s a great place for wildlife watching,” says Habibi, a retired U.S. Department of Defense biologist who is originally from Afghanistan. HeContinue reading “Partners, naturally – leading homebuilder promotes native plants”

Protect the Birds You Love to Feed

Just like bringing a pet home from a shelter, we invite birds to our homes by installing nest boxes or feeders.  If you adopt a pet you must show that you will provide it a safe home.  Our birds deserve safe homes. Our Windows are a Major Threat to Birds Birds do not see windowsContinue reading “Protect the Birds You Love to Feed”

Native Plants Popular Design

This is a couple of years old — but is still good news: Native Plants Increase property values. “This past April, the American Society of Landscape Architects released its 2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, a members’ annual rating of the expected popularity of design elements. For the sixth year in a row, native plantsContinue reading “Native Plants Popular Design”

Environmental Laws Are Christian Based

Our modern environmental laws are founded on the Christian values of the culture in which our system of laws was developed. Because some environmentalists hold non-Christian world views, some Christians, especially evangelicals, see modern environmental laws as rooted in pagan values. They are not.  They are rooted in a system of law developed in a deeply ChristianContinue reading “Environmental Laws Are Christian Based”

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