It’s that time of year again when tens of millions of birds crash into glass while migrating through the United States on their way to points south. In fact, it is estimated that A BILLION birds perish every year as a result of these collisions during migration.
The Rusinow Family Foundation has made a five-year grant to a program started by Scott Diehl at the Wisconsin Humane Society called WINGS (Wisconsin Night Guardians for Songbirds). Milwaukee is one of only a few cities in the North America who actively try to reduce bird collisions (the others: Chicago, New York and Toronto). There are all sorts of steps homeowners as well as workers and business leaders in office buildings can take to reduce the incidence of bird collisions.
Scott was recently interviewed on a local television station; here is the link to the video: