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Conservation Alert! Please turn your outside lights off at night between 11pm and 6am to help the many bird species that are migrating at this time. 🐦🙌🏻Conservation Action Alert!
Almost 900 million birds are predicted to be migrating across the United States over the next two nights--Sunday and Monday evening--one of the heaviest migration weekends of the fall. 31,000 birds are expected to pass over Pittsburgh in this time, and 56,000 over Philadelpha! Some of the species that will be reaching their migration peak around this weekend include the black-and-white warbler,scarlet tanager, wood thrush, and the golden-winged warbler, all Species of Greatest Conservation Need.
At night, artificial lights can confuse birds and cause them to become disoriented or fly into buildings. To protect these migrating birds, turn off as many of your outdoor lights as possible from 11pm - 6am both evenings. This small action can have a big impact on the safety of our migratory species!
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Help migratory birds by turning off your lights to avoid disorienting them!Want to know an easy way to help birds during migration? Turn off your lights! Birds can be attracted to or disoriented by the lights of any structure during their long migration. By turning off the lights, you can help them avoid hazardous conditions. (Photo: Indigo bunting, Jim Hudgins/USFWS) ... See MoreSee Less
😍 great shot of a Northern Bobwhite Quail from West Virginia Division of Natural Resources!I believe I can fly 🎶 🕊
They might not look like they’re built for the sky, but northern bobwhite quail are capable of short bursts of flight when fleeing from predators. This ground-dwelling bird is making a comeback in West Virginia thanks to our quail reintroduction project at the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area in Logan County! Learn more about it here: https://bit.ly/2FlMTYb ... See MoreSee Less
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