Tuesday: Saving Birds from Deadly Window Collisions

This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” on Tuesday noon hour. This story will be updated after the show. You can Listen live.

Every year, around 1 billion birds are killed when they crash into windows. It’s a particularly acute problem every spring and fall in St. Louis, when the area becomes a relay for thousands of migratory birds.

St. Louis Public Radio staff members witnessed the damage sustained by birds crashing into the station building in Grand Center. And for Give the STL daythe station is raising funds to mitigate the toll, with plans to purchase and install window decals that break up the reflections that confuse birds.

Tuesdays Saint Louis live, midday host Greg Munteanu will explain how the staff-focused campaign began. Ken Buchholz, director of the Audubon Society at Riverlands, will share what he learned about making buildings bird-safe – and the resources available to commercial building owners who want to do their part.

Have a question or comment about our quest to save the birds? Tweet us (@STLonAir), send an email to [email protected] or share your impressions via our Saint Louis live Facebook groupand help inform our coverage.

Photo via Flickr/Becky Matsubara

Saint Louis live” tells you the stories of Saint-Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenské and produced by Emily Woodbury, Kayla Drake, Danny Wicentowski and Alex Heuer. Jane Mather-Glass is our production assistant. The sound engineer is Aaron Dorr.

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