The city of Raleigh has begun turning off lights at some of its downtown buildings late at night for the benefit of songbirds who migrate through North Carolina each fall and spring. Both the lights used to illuminate the exteriors of buildings as well as lights left on inside can confuse birds, coaxing them to fly into walls of glass or fly in circles until they get exhausted and drop. The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is responsible for the most bird collision deaths in Raleigh according to the Wake Audobon Society.
The city of Raleigh has begun turning off lights at some of its downtown buildings late at night for the benefit of songbirds who migrate through North Carolina each fall and spring. Both the lights used to illuminate the exteriors of buildings as well as lights left on inside can confuse birds, coaxing them to fly into walls of glass or fly in circles until they get exhausted and drop. The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is responsible for the most bird collision deaths in Raleigh according to the Wake Audobon Society. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
The city of Raleigh has begun turning off lights at some of its downtown buildings late at night for the benefit of songbirds who migrate through North Carolina each fall and spring. Both the lights used to illuminate the exteriors of buildings as well as lights left on inside can confuse birds, coaxing them to fly into walls of glass or fly in circles until they get exhausted and drop. The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts is responsible for the most bird collision deaths in Raleigh according to the Wake Audobon Society. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

Raleigh turns out the lights for birds

November 20, 2015 5:17 PM

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