Turning Off Home Lights Saves Birds? NO Scientific Justification Jim Cubie Ornithology Center at Muhlenberg College As part of the Lights Out campaign homeowners are urged to save birds by turning off a few home lights. This way, it is claimed, they can help save the “500 million to 1 billion birds killed byContinue reading “Turning Off Home Lights Does Not Save Birds”
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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”
Native Plants for Birds: It’s A Different Strategy
I am a strong supporter of native plants for birds. The native plant promotion system we developed in our club has been very successful – 45% of members have planted native plants. It is also at this site: https://ornithologycenter.com/freeplans/ Doug Tallamy warns that native plants can create “ecological traps.” He calls on those of usContinue reading “Native Plants for Birds: It’s A Different Strategy”
The Fable of the 10 White Kittens
Pet adoption centers would never let you to take a pet to an unsafe home, but we let birds die hitting our windows.