Upcoming Program Information
Blue Ridge Audubon Program
Tuesday, March 16
7 p.m. on our Facebook page
Window Pain: Helping Birds Survive a Human World
With Heidi Trudell
Hundreds of millions of healthy birds are killed in the U.S. each year when they collide with the glass of residences and office buildings. With native bird populations experiencing steep declines, immediate action is critical to reduce threats to their survival. In addition to habitat loss and outdoor cats, glass is the leading cause of death among songbirds. Safe Passage programs are dedicated to making the world a safer place for birds through education, outreach, and monitoring buildings for window collisions. Join our speaker, Heidi Trudell, for a discussion of threats facing birds, and to learn about solutions for saving birds. Find out how our everyday decisions can help birds all over North America and beyond.
Coming to us via Facebook from Ypsilanti, Michigan, our speaker, Heidi Trudell, is a biologist who became a bird-safe building consultant. Heidi has focused on anthropogenic causes of bird mortality since working on her first window collision monitoring/prevention project in 2003. Her consulting work ranges from wind farms in Texas, to advising on bird-safe windows in the Midwest, to projects as far away as Korea. Her passion for bird conservation has led her to serve on Safe Passage committees for Washtenaw Audubon, Detroit Audubon, and Black Swamp Bird Observatory. To learn more about her work, find her at justsavebirds.com and her Facebook groups: Just Save Birds, and Dead Birds 4 Science!