Nongame Wildlife Program

Nongame wildlife specialists


Lights Out Twin Cities

Save Birds • Save Energy • Save Money

 

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Impression left by Cooper's Hawk after hitting a window.

Bird Safe - video of local efforts.

Why Lights Out?

Most birds migrate at night and can be drawn off course by tall, lighted structures in their flight path.  Many birds are killed or injured in collisions with buildings or drop from exhaustion after circling them, reluctant to fly out of the light.

Lights out programs can dramatically reduce these collisions.

Here's how to help:

Building owners, managers and employees can save birds and energy by turning off unnecessary lights during spring and fall migration. It's easy and the savings are there for everyone!

What can you do?

When should you do it?

Between midnight and dawn

Current Twin Cities Lights out participants:

BLOOMINGTON:

GOLDEN VALLEY:

MINNEAPOLIS:

MINNETONKA:

PLYMOUTH:

ROCHESTER:

ST. PAUL:

Download this printable flyer This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. to learn more.

Cities like Toronto, Chicago, New York and Detroit already have successful Lights Out programs. Join them and help save birds!  For more information, please contact The Nongame Wildlife Program: 651-259-5100.