Petition: Over 1,500 Birds Flew into Philly Skyscrapers and Died in One Day

Over 1,500 Birds Flew into Philly Skyscrapers and Died in One Day

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According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, up to 1,500 birds were killed by a large skyscraper in one day. volunteers are concerned about the high rate of fatalities during .

Stephen Maciejewski, a 71-year-old retired social worker and volunteer for Audubon Pennsylvania, told the Inquirer, “So many birds were falling out of the sky, we didn’t know what was going on.


It was a really catastrophic event. The last time something like this happened was in 1948.”

Maciejewski described the scene of picking up hundreds of birds that had died en route to other areas. An estimated 1,500 birds died on October 2 in the city after crashing into a skyscraper.

He collected birds and checked them as part of a tally and they will be given to scientists for review.

“We have to bring people together to make the glass friendlier to birds,” Maciejewski said. “We’re contributing to the extinction of American .”

Keith Russell, an ornithologist with Pennsylvania Audubon, told the Inquirer that an astonishing number of birds are killed annually after colliding with buildings, “This is a very big issue in the world of bird conservation.

The estimates are 350 million to one billion birds die every year colliding with buildings.”

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 9 October 2020. Lead Image Source : Sarah Marchant/ Shutterstock.com.


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Karen Lyons Kalmenson

How sad. Birds are God’s angels on earth

Janet Kenedy

My Heart Aches for all of those little feathered Angels. 🙁 🙁