Comparing the Effectiveness of Lights Out to Permanent Window Collision Prevention Systems.

Jim Cubie, J.D. retired * We should compare the options for preventing bird window collision deaths. Some advocates of a light-based strategy do not want to make comparisons between the options to prevent window collision bird deaths. Federal and many state laws require cost/benefit analysis. A comparison of options is required as part of aContinue reading “Comparing the Effectiveness of Lights Out to Permanent Window Collision Prevention Systems.”

Turning Off Home Lights Does Not Save Birds

          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”

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”

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