Birder's Guide

NOV 2016

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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Photo courtesy of Heritage Expeditions 34 Birder's Guide to Gear | November 2016 Avoiding Bird Collisions $60 million for bird-safe glass, and in- stead of addressing collision risk, their Frequently Asked Questions page boasts consideration of local landscapers and recycled material use, which are basic expectations for a project of that scale. Ultimately, glass poses a very prevent- able threat to bird populations, and we can address the issue in a variety of ways, starting by implementing bird- safe window practices at our homes and in our communities. When we find dead birds, we can donate their bodies to col- lections for research. And when we find problem buildings, we can work togeth- er to make solutions a reality. Out chapters, which pushed for bird- safe glass to be incorporated. Concerns were met with apathy and disbelief. The $500-million taxpayer contribution was fully half of the $1-billion budget, which has continuously crept upward. The Vikings ' contribution of $518 million to- wards "enhancements" did not earmark Left: The Ypsilanti District Library has soaring windows that face (and reflect) a wooded area to the east. In early 2016, the library installed a sound system that plays distressed crow calls and hawk calls every ten minutes. While it initially drew the interest of jays and a Red-tailed Hawk, the system did not eliminate or even reduce strikes. Photo © Heidi Trudell Right: This image shows how confusing glass is to birds: We see the ceiling of the building only if we look closely, but the dominant image is of trees and sky. The dusty print in the middle is the result of a young Mourning Dove that died as a result of the impact, most likely from brain hemorrhaging. Photo © Heidi Trudell Continued from page 32 none 11. Known Bondholders, Mortgagees, and Other Security Holders Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages, or Other Securities. 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