A Bird’s Eye View: Avian Mortality from Window Collisons

November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center, WMU
Denise Keele

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.

On November 13, 5:30-8:00 PM, the student researchers will share their findings from the 2018 fall migration collision study at WMU. Other presenters include Dr. Sharon Gill, Department of Biological Sciences, WMU; and Dr. Gail Walter, Audubon Society of Kalamazoo. How will the results of this study impact decisions regarding building design and mitigation of problem areas at WMU? I don’t know but join us to learn. There will also be a reception and an exhibit featuring photography by artist Mary Whalen.

Details: November 13, 5:30-8:00 PM at the Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center, WMU
Open to all

Sponsored by WMU Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and WMU Department of Biological Sciences.

For more information: denise.keele@wmich.edu