From turning out your lights, reporting bird-window collisions, to talking with your neighbors about what they can do to prevent collisions, there are a number ways you can get involved with Bird Safe Philly. Check back often as more opportunities will be added.
Lights Out is a voluntary program that involves turning off and/or blocking as many external and internal building lights as possible at night, when bird migration is occurring during the spring and fall.
Report a Collision
Did you find an injured or dead bird that collided with a building or window? Submit your observation to our Bird Safe Philly Bird Strikes Project in iNaturalist and increase our understanding of bird collisions in Philadelphia.
Injured Bird Transport
We are looking for volunteer drivers to help transport injured birds to the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. To get involved as an injured bird driver, email Robin Irizarry.
Explore additional resources related to bird-window collisions and the solutions that can be implemented to prevent them. Check back for more as more resources will be added.
Lights Out Programs in the United States from National Audubon Society
Bird Safe Homes: Making Your Windows Safe for Birds brochure, designed and produced by the Bird-window Collision Working Group
Birdcast - Bird Migration Forecasts from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology