Saving birds can start with just the flip of a switch. Every night, millions of lights turn on in the city. Front porch lights, street lights, decorative lighting and interior lights shining through uncovered windows, all illuminating the night. At the same time and through the course of the year, thousands of birds will soon be moving through the Pikes Peak region in the middle of their long, migratory journeys. All these lights can prove deadly to them.
That’s according to a city park ranger. To learn more abut Lights Out Colorado, a program that aims to help migratory birds. They and other organizations, such as BirdCast have put together helpful recommendations for steps you can take to reduce your impact on light pollution.