Monday, September 24, 2007

Lights Out--for the birds?

Every spring and fall, birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway through the San Francisco Bay Area. Several migratory bird species are threatened or endangered; needing all the help they can get along their journey. Some birds fly long distances, between Alaska or Canada in North America and Patagonia in South America.

The birds that migrate at night rely upon the stars and moon for navigation. Studies indicate that artificial light disorients birds, especially the many birds that migrate at night.

If you are interested in volunteering for "lights out for birds," please email Golden Gate Audubon's Conservation Committee at You can also learn more about protecting Bay Area resident and migratory birds at

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