Lights Out Programs

Photo: NASA Earth Observatory

In 1999, Audubon and partners established the first Lights Out program in Chicago. Lights Out is now a national effort to reduce the problem of nighttime window strikes and deaths caused by birds becoming disoriented by bright lights. The strategy is simple: By convincing building owners and managers to turn off excess lighting during the months migrating birds are flying overhead, they are provided  safe passage between their nesting and wintering grounds.

Courtesy of American Bird Conservancy

Other Programs

Additional positive developments in other cities