Hey, Cincinnati! Let’s help birds fly safely over and through our city to their summer and winter homes.
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Check out real-time migration activity as detected by the US weather surveillance radar network.

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WHY TURN LIGHTS OUT?

The growth of dense, urban areas along ancient bird migration routes poses a significant and often fatal threat to migrating birds. Less artificial light at night can help keep our feathered-friends safe and on course!
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400 MILLION TO 1 BILLION

Estimated number of bird deaths caused by window collisions each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands of birds migrate through the Ohio Valley each spring and fall. We just don’t notice because it often happens in the middle of the night.

  • 80

    Percent decrease in bird collisions in brightly lit urban areas when lights were turned out or down.

  • 26

    U.S. cities with Lights Out Programs, including Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Cleveland.

  • 400+

    Number of bird species in Ohio. Tens of thousands of birds migrate through the Ohio Valley each spring and fall. We just don’t notice because it often happens in the middle of the night.

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