Lights Out Columbus

Beginning in 2012, OBCI partnered with the Grange Insurance Audubon CenterColumbus Audubon, the Ohio Wildlife Center, the Columbus Zoo and other local organizations to establish Lights Out Columbus. Today, several buildings are participating in the program by pledging to reduce lighting during peak migratory seasons.

Buildings enrolled in the program

  • AEP Corporate Headquarters (1 Riverside Plaza)
  • Anheuser Busch – Columbus Brewery
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio (240 W Nationwide Blvd)
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio (290 W Nationwide Blvd)
  • The Columbus Athenaeum (32 N 4th St)
  • Columbus City Hall (90 W. Broad St)
  • Common Pleas Courthouse (345 S. High St)
  • Commissioner’s Garage (34 E. Fulton St)
  • Franklin County Courthouse (373 S. High St)
  • Franklin County Correctional Center I (370 S. Front St)
  • Grange Insurance (671 S. High Street)
  • Grange Insurance Audubon Center (505 W. Whittier St)
  • Huntington Center (41 S. High St)
  • James A. Karnes Building (410 S. High St)
  • Juvenile Detention Center and Garage (399 S. Front St)
  • The Lazarus Building (50 West Town Street)
  • MAD Scientist Associates, LLC (253 N State St)
  • One Columbus (10 W. Broad St)
  • Pavilion at 365 S. High St
  • Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel (50 N. 3rd St)
  • School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (300 E. Broad St)
  • Services Building (80 E. Fulton St)
  • William Green Building (30 W. Spring Street)

Local Partners

As an extension of Lights Out Columbus, students in the Ornithology Club at The Ohio State University have started their own project to document the impacts of light and glass on campus. You can find out more about the club HERE.

Map of Participating Buildings

Volunteer Collision Monitoring Program

We are looking for volunteers to help collect injured and deceased birds from the grounds of downtown Columbus buildings during peak migration months (from the middle of March to late May, and from mid-August through the end of October). Any live birds will need to be transported to the Ohio Wildlife Center for care and treatment through their rehabilitation program. All deceased birds will be processed by the OSU-Museum of Biological Diversity and used for research purposes.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out our volunteer interest form:

For questions, contact Matthew Shumar, the OBCI Program Coordinator at obcicoordinator@gmail.com.

We thank you in advance for your help with this effort!