Learn About Birds, Buildings, and Lighting

Birds attracted to bright lighting often fatally collide with buildings, and it is estimated that up to 1 billion birds are killed by collisions each year in the United States.  To learn more about this serious problem and what can be done about it, join the NEO Sierra Group on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 7 PM for a virtual presentation by Matthew Shumar.

Mr. Shumar is coordinator of the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative (OBCI) at The Ohio State University.   OBCI has developed a Lights Out program to work within communities to address light and building design problems related to birds in urban areas.  Prior to working with OBCI, Shumar was the Project Coordinator and co-editor for The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio.  He is also on the council of the Association of Field Ornithologists, where he serves as co-chair of their Communications Committee.

To register for the March 16 presentation, please go to the following webpage: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscuyurTovHdQqVeeQY8Es0S8hlDVj9FLx

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To donate to the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative and help with their  efforts to protect birds from the dangers posed by lighted buildings, go to the following website: https://www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/OnlineGivingDonation.aspx?Source_Code=WA&Fund=316308