Get ready for World Migratory Bird Day!
Each year, World Migratory Bird Day focuses on a different issue impacting migratory birds that cross thousands of miles each year for breeding and wintering.
This year on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, the theme for World Migratory Bird Day is “Light Pollution.”
Light pollution impacts birds as they make their way north for summer breeding, causing them to become disoriented and disturbing their internal clocks. Artificial light increases every year, but there are some solutions to mitigating the harm that artificial lights cause at night.
Check out the World Migratory Bird Day website to learn more about the effects of light pollution on migratory birds, how different approaches can mitigate the harm that artificial light causes birds, and where you can find events near you to get involved!