Who doesn’t love to listen to songbirds? Flying through the city at certain times of the year, birds are a beautiful reminder of the nature that surrounds us, even in the city. If you want to keep seeing songbirds, then be sure to pick lighting that is safe for them!
Each year, thousands of songbirds migrate along the Pacific Flyway, through Portland, using the stars as their guide. However, exterior lighting can confuse birds, and many get lost and die from exhaustion. Others smash into windows when interior lighting is left on at night and visible through a window. The most important features for bird safety are color temperature, intensity, and directionality.
Switching to LED lighting is a smart choice to save energy and thankfully, with a wide range of color, intensity and good directionality, can make it easy to pick quality lighting that is safe for birds (and better for people too!)
Learn more about and contact Lloyd EcoDistrict’s LED Advantage Member (LAMP) team to find out if now is a good time to complete a lighting upgrade at your building.
Additionally, take the Portland Audobon’s pledge to go Lights Out for birds, other wildlife and human health.