Living Bird-Friendly Series | April 12 and 13

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Welcome: Tim Bishop, Fairfield Conservation Director

2:00-3:15 p.m.

Stop the ‘Thunk’: Make Your Windows and Glass Safe for Birds

Learn why birds collide with glass, which birds are more likely to strike a window, and what you can do to make glass surfaces more visible for birds.

EDUCATORS: Meredith Barges, Co-Chair, Lights Out CT, Yale Bird-Friendly Building Initiative; Dara Reid, Wildlife in Crisis; Craig Repasz, Lights Out CT.


3:30–5:00 p.m.
Remember the Night Sky: Reducing Artificial Light to Help Migratory Birds

Did you know there’s a link between nighttime lighting and ensuring our birds can thrive? Come celebrate the night sky and all that is alive and “bizzzy” while we’re asleep. At this special session, you will learn about the impacts of light pollution on migratory birds and night-shift pollinators like moths and crickets. Brightly lit buildings and landscapes can lure them off-course, shortening their life cycles, so it’s important that we turn off our unnecessary nighttime lights to give them a chance. You will come away knowing several simple actions you can take.

EDUCATORS: Craig Repasz, Lights Out CT; Leo Smith, DarkSky CT, Ted Luchsinger, Fairfield at Night Local Initiatives, Meredith Barges, Lights Out CT


Pequot Library is dedicating this series of talks to Flaco the Eurasian eagle-owl who escaped from the Central Park Zoo. Read a tribute to him here. Image: David Lei, via Associated Press



April 12
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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