Turn off your lights to help migrating birds

To the Editor:
Birds have their peak migration Sept. 6 to Oct. 6. Please ask everyone to turn off the lights at night.

Two-thirds of all songbirds migrate at night. Light pollution can cause them to become confused [“Profiles in tide turning,” The Altamont Enterprise, Sept. 1, 2022].

Tracy Aviary encourages everyone to turn off all unnecessary lights. If this is not an option, use warm white or yellow-colored light bulbs, shield your light bulbs to direct light down, and install motion sensors.

If working indoors at night, close the drapes.

Elaine Doremus


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