Lights Out, Texas! Help protect migrating birds passing through Texas by turning off all non-essential lighting on buildings from 11 pm to 6 am each night during spring migration from Aug 15 – Nov 30. Learn more: https://texanbynature.org/lightsouttexas/ #LightsOutTexas #TexanbyNature
Many birds migrate at night. Every spring and fall, they soar across Texas in flocks by the hundreds of millions. Our night sky becomes a super highway of birds! Unfortunately, birds are attracted to light, so brightly-lit homes and buildings can confuse and disorient them. They often collide with windows and walls. It’s hard to believe, but we lose up to one billion birds to collisions in the US every year. If by chance they survive, hazards in the city abound, like busy streets, food scarcity, and feral cats. To keep birds flying high, it’s as easy as flipping a switch – Lights Out, Texas!