Avian Mortality from Window Collisions Presentation

A Bird’s Eye View

Avian Mortality from Window Collisions

Tuesday November 13, 5:30 – 8 pm

Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center, WMU

Reception Provided; Open to all

Birds don’t see glass. They perceive windows as passageways to fly through or as habitat to fly into when windows mirror the sky and trees behind them. Birds typically die after colliding with windows and collisions are a major cause of avian mortality worldwide.

Learn about avian mortality associated with window strikes, student-led research on bird-window collisions on the campus of Western Michigan University, and low-cost, bird-friendly design solutions. 

5:30 Opening Reception

Featuring Photography by Artist Mary Whalen

6:30 Panel Presentation

Student researchers in BIOS 1620 Ecology and Evolution

Dr. Gail Walter, Audubon Society of Kalamazoo

Dr. Sharon Gill, Department of Biological Sciences, WMU

Sponsors

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Department of Biological Sciences

Office for Sustainability

For more information: denise.keele@wmich.edu

Dr. Denise Keele

Political Science Dept and Institute of the Environment & Sustainability

Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI USA

269-387-5686