Help protect birds during their migratory journey by signing up to join the Lights Out Movement. Turn your lights off from Midnight to 6 a.m. March 15 - June 1 and September 1 - November 1.
Lights Out Pittsburgh
About 100,000 birds pass over the Pittsburgh region each year during migration! Bright lighting at night can disorient a bird’s natural sense of navigation, drawing the bird toward the light and often causing window collisions. By turning off lights during peak migration seasons, you can help save birds.
Birds hit windows because of the reflections caused by sunlight hitting windows. This causes birds to fly into windows instead of what they think is a tree, sky, or open habitat. By breaking up the reflections with anything following the 2-inch-by-4-inch rule, birds are less likely to strike the window.