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.”
Imagine A Wildlife Refuge That Does Not Protect Its Wildlife Dr. Doug Tallamy, Dr. Daniel Klem and Jim Cubie J.D. Imagine a wildlife refuge that does not protect its wildlife. How could this be possible? It is not only possible, it is likely, unless we take immediate action to prevent it. Unfortunately, many advocates ofContinue reading “Experts Warn Native Plant Programs May Cause Ecological Traps”
I have always wanted beautiful long hair white kittens. When my adoption center announced that it had ten, I was there in a New York minute. They were so happy I would adopt 10. “Just a few questions,” they said. “Will you give them a good safe home?” “Of course, I said, but there areContinue reading “Fable of 10 White Kittens”
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”
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”
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”
Pet adoption centers would never let you to take a pet to an unsafe home, but we let birds die hitting our windows.
Protect Bluebirds from fatal window collisions
Will Our Native Plant Efforts Not Help Birds? “This is critical strategic thinking” Doug Tallamy. Deadly window strikes may offset any gains from native plantings.