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Bird Conservationists Push for “Lights Out Columbus” Campaign

Kirtland's Warbler
About 3,000 birds make up the Kirtland's Warbler population. ODNR's Jim McCormac said it’s likely the entire Kirtland population flies straight through Columbus on its way to and from the Bahamas. McCormac called it a "mini-tragedy" when one of these warbler's is killed from a building collision.
6, 2012

Some Columbus bird conservationists hope to reduce the number of birds that die from striking Downtown buildings on their way to breeding grounds in the northern United States and Canada. Experts say turning out the lights at night can help.