The Celebration of Urban Birds isn’t just about “Bird Counts” and helping to create welcome habitats for your ornithological neighbors. Protecting migratory birds is an urgent part of this process. Just as we work to create and support buffer zones around nature reserves in various parts of the world, we need to think about ways that human lifestyles impact animal health and habitat.
New York City Audubon’s Director of Conservation Susan Elbin states that
Night-time migrants navigate using cues which include moon-light and star position, and may become confused by the glare of tall building lights.