• Fox 8: Lights Out Cleveland wants downtown buildings to turn off lights to save birds
    CLEVELAND– A campaign is encouraging Cleveland buildings to turn out the lights at night in an effort to save migratory birds. Ohio Lights Out and Lights Out Cleveland said building collisions are the leading cause of death in birds during migration in North America, resulting in about a half […]
  • Lights Out Cleveland featured on Cleveland 19 News
    By Dan DeRoos | March 19, 2019 at 2:44 PM EST – Updated March 19 at 6:27 PM CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -A statewide project called Ohio Lights Out, is trying to get big buildings in big cites to turn off lights at night so that migrating birds don’t get confused and slam into them and die. Most […]
  • Bird-building Collision Monitoring Efforts Recognized
    This past spring, students from the Ornithology Club at The Ohio State University developed a campus-wide monitoring program to check for bird-building collisions during spring and fall migration. Club co-presidents Kandace Glanville and Tyler Ficker collaborated with Chris Tonra (Assistant […]
  • Lights Out Cleveland featured on Fox 8 News
    Tim Jasinski from the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, along with Harvey Webster from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History were in the Fox 8 Cleveland studios this morning promoting the Lights Out Cleveland effort and the 3rd Annual Birds of Lake Erie Day. Check out the clip here:   […]
  • New migration forecast tools available
    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology recently released some new tools to better track bird migration, which could be very useful for volunteers participating in Lights Out monitoring efforts. Visit to explore the tools. They’ve boiled down decades of migration science, coupled it with […]
  • Volunteer orientation dates set for the new Lights Out Akron-Canton project
    Lights Out Akron-Canton has scheduled the first set of volunteer orientations! We will most likely have a couple more after the monitoring season has begun.   Volunteer Orientations: Canton: Monday, March 19th at 6:30pm. Location: Exploration Gateway, Science Classroom Address: 5712 12th St […]
  • Lights Out Cleveland: Monitoring & Collection Volunteers Wanted
    About Lights Out Cleveland: Lights Out Cleveland is a group of local partnering organizations working together to create awareness about the effects brightly lit buildings have on nocturnally migrating birds. Through this awareness we will create change and save migrating birds’ lives. Title: […]
  • News 5 Cleveland features Lights Out project
    By Lauren Wilson – News 5 Cleveland CLEVELAND – It’s that time of year again, birds of all kinds start to migrate out of Ohio in droves, but they face a threat along their way—collisions into buildings beaming with bright lights. These nighttime incidents leave dozens of birds injured […]
  • WVIZ-PBS interviews Harvey Webster & Tim Jasinski about Lights Out Cleveland
    By Gabriel Kramer – WVIZ-IdeaStream Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate over Ohio but they face a threat along their way — nighttime collisions with brightly lit buildings that leave birds either injured or dead. Tim Jasinski’s group of volunteers is just one aspect […]
  • features Lights Out Cleveland project
    Posted on September 29, 2017 at 12:28 PM By James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer –   CLEVELAND, Ohio — In the predawn darkness on a steamy mid-September morning, hours before the downtown sidewalks bustle with commuters, a dozen people carrying butterfly nets […]