Date: 3/19/17 6:36 am
From: William Diffin <okiebirder...>
Subject: A Window Into Bird Fatalities
At the March meeting of OKC Audubon tomorrow night, March 20, Nathan
Kuhnert will present the results of several years of his own research into
bird fatalities in downtown Oklahoma City. Nathan's interest was prompted
by the large number of dead birds he saw as well as the reports he received
from other concerned workers in the business district. Nathan conducted
regular surveys, collected carcasses, took photographs and kept detailed
fatality records for several years to document the hazard posed by glass or
mostly glass structures when insufficient mitigation strategies are
employed. His research is the first of its kind in Oklahoma City and is
probably one of the more thorough efforts in a major business district in
the central and southern parts of the Central Flyway. Nathan will also
discuss the constellation of organizations continent-wide who are involved
in calling attention to the problem and in communicating about
the technologies which are available to solve it. This month OKC Audubon
will return to its traditional meeting room in the newly renovated Will
Rogers Park Garden Exhibition Center. The meeting will run from 7 to 9
PM. Non-members are encouraged to attend. For more info on the program and
Nathan's goals, go to http://okc-audubon.org/.

Bill Diffin
OKC Audubon President

 
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