Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate through Ohio on their way between their breeding and overwintering grounds. Most species of songbirds migrate at night, and lights on tall buildings or aimed at the sky can disorient them and draw them into buildings. This causes many birds, like the Blackburnian Warbler pictured here, to strike windows or circle buildings until they fall from exhaustion. Researchers have estimated that between 365 and 988 millions birds die each year in the United States from building collisions, with a recent study suggesting that this number could be 1.7 billion or more annually.

Ohio Lights Out is working to prevent bird collisions.

Join us as we expand our community efforts to make urban and suburban landscapes safer for migratory wildlife.