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Night Matters – Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Night Matters – Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day 🐦


Wednesday, May 15th at 11 am MST – Register here


Join us for an insightful webinar as we observe World Migratory Bird Day with a special edition of Night Matters. We’re pleased to have Susan Bonfield, Executive Director, and Miguel E. Matta Pereira, Coordinator for World Migratory Bird Day Latin America, from Environment for the Americas, alongside Kyle G. Horton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Colorado State University joining our panel of experts.


We will delve into the critical topic of light pollution and its impact on migratory bird populations. From the glow of urban skyscrapers to residential outdoor lighting, artificial illumination disrupts bird habitats and poses risks to their survival, particularly in regions like Panama City.


Kyle G. Horton’s expertise in bird, bat, and insect migration at Colorado State University’s Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology adds depth to our discussion. Utilizing radar, acoustics, and community science data, Kyle explores migration patterns, avian flight strategies, and the impacts of artificial light on migratory species.


We’ll also emphasize the importance of considering the sky as a habitat essential for bird conservation. Light pollution not only affects their natural behaviors, navigation, and safety during migration but also disrupts the integrity of their habitat—the sky. Understanding this crucial aspect underscores the urgency of addressing light pollution to safeguard migratory bird populations.


During this webinar, we’ll examine factors contributing to light pollution and discuss practical solutions for mitigating its impact on migratory bird populations. Join us on Wednesday, May 15th, at 11 am MST to learn how you can contribute to bird conservation by addressing the issue of light pollution.


Register here: (Online) https://darksky-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdeCtrjgoE91aiNN3pJgD2060U6x5f-bl 


Register now to join the conversation and take action for the conservation of migratory birds.




DarkSky International 



May 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm