May Meeting and Program

Birds and Window Collisions

Presented by Kim Nelson

 

Tuesday May 14thdead birds 7:00 Social; 7:30 Program
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview Edison Road Mount Vernon

It is estimated that between 365 million to 1 billion birds are killed by window collisions in the United States each year.  You can help by getting involved with collision prevention and monitoring efforts.  This presentation will examine the effectiveness, aesthetics, and affordability of various window treatments used in collision prevention as well as collision monitoring programs.  There will also be examples of real life window treatments for people to check out in-person.

Kim Nelson has a MA in Biology from Miami University.  Her studies focused on community engagement regarding avian conservation issues with an emphasis in bird-window collision prevention at zoological facilities.  She recently joined Skagit Audubon Society and has been assisting with educational programs and field trips.