Peoria Audubon Meetings
Chicago Bird Collision
Safer Passages for
November 8, 2017
7:00 PM at
Prince of the Chicago
Bird Collision Monitors, an all-volunteer
conservation project dedicated to the protection of
migratory birds through rescue, advocacy and outreach,
will be with us to show how we can
provide Safer Passages for Migratory Birds.
then Released Red-tailed Hawk - A Success Story
It is estimated that more than a billion migratory birds
die in North America each year from collisions with
buildings. From residential structures to high-rise
buildings, collision deaths are ranked as one of the
greatest threats to bird populations after habitat loss.
Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM) is a conservation
project working since 2003 to address the problems that
lights, glass and building designs pose to birds that pass
through urban areas.
Volunteers recover thousands of dead and injured birds in
Chicago from more than 170 species each spring and fall. The
project raises awareness, educates and advocates for bird
Learn about efforts and methods to protect migratory
species from the hazards of lights and glass at our homes
and in our communities.
Collision Monitors (CBBM)
work to protect and recover migratory birds that are
killed and injured in the downtown Chicago area each spring
and fall migration. Confusing lights and glass building
design cause thousands of birds migrating along the
lakefront to collide with downtown buildings.
More than 100 Volunteers in Chicago Bird Collision Monitors
The Bird Collision Monitor teams of
volunteers spend the early morning hours recovering
these birds to save the injured and document the fatalities
that have occurred. Additionally, the group promotes
bird-safe lighting and building design to reduce bird
collision hazards. By collaborating with building
management, architects, planners and the public, measures
can be put in place to prevent bird collisions.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Forest Park Nature Center. Everyone
is welcome. And, the meetings are FREE!
Public is Always
free and open to the public
meetings of Peoria Audubon Society are held at
Nature Center in Peoria Heights.