City Wildife, an organization in Washington D.C. that is dedicated to conserving wildlife in the U.S. capital, has released a report on the deadliest buildings in Washington D.C. for migratory birds.  The hope is that by documenting the carnage support can be raised for a “Lights Out DC” program that would ask “taller buildings to turn off unnecessary lights at night during critical migration periods.”  The program, which is modeled on those in New York City, Toronto, Boston, Baltimore, and Chicago, would do more than save migratory birds: “the program saves energy, reduces factors leading to climate change, saves money, and reduces light pollution.”  Here’s hoping the lights go out!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.