Attention must be paid.

Attention must be paid.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.

Monday, October 6, 2014

What we Duluthians should start doing

I just got a friendly reminder from a reader in Chicago about how valuable it would be to do serious monitoring of window collisions in Duluth. If we do it early enough in the morning, we can often rescue birds that hit during their nocturnal migration. Of course, many birds hit low windows, such as the warblers that hit my own house window, during the daytime, but the tall buildings downtown and at the airport are probably causing the biggest number of deaths at night.

I think we should start our own windows monitoring program. I'll talk to people at Duluth Audubon, but really, I should have gotten the ball rolling on this decades ago.