According to the Toronto Fatal Light Awareness Program, 100 million birds in North America die during migration every year. What leads them to their doom?
Correct Answer: D. All of the above. When bad weather hits, particularly high cloud cover, precipitation or fog, songbirds are forced to fly at lower altitudes where they will be attracted to light. FLAP has found over 150 species of birds that have collided with buildings – half die of head trauma, broken beaks or feather damage. The lucky ones that survive a collision can easily become trapped in streams of artificial lights, flapping in the beam until they collapse from exhaustion or become disoriented.
Please select an answer before clicking the button.