October 23, 2018 Meeting

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Simple Strategies to Prevent Bird-Window Collisions

By Chuck Hagner

Every year in the United States, between 365 and 988 million birds are killed after colliding with buildings. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the greatest mortality does not occur at gleaming, glass-covered high-rises, but at shorter buildings, and especially at residences. This means that homeowners across the country have a great opportunity: By decreasing the number of birds that strike their windows, they can dramatically improve the state of our birds. In this presentation, Chuck Hagner will describe proven strategies and effective products that homeowners can use to keep birds from striking the windows of their home. Hagner is board chair of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, Inc., in Port Washington; the director of Bird City Wisconsin; and the former editor-in-chief of nationally distributed BirdWatching magazine. His articles have appeared in many publications, including Nature Conservancy and Birding. His essays about birding were published in Good Birders Don’t Wear White and Good Birders Still Don’t Wear White (Houghton Mifflin, 2007 and 2017). And he is the author of two books: Guide to Ducks and Geese, an illustrated field guide, and Wings of Spring: Courtship, Nesting, and Fledging, with wildlife photographer Tom Vezo (Stackpole, 2006). Hagner lives in Milwaukee. The program is scheduled on October 23, at 7 pm at the Lions Field House in Williams Bay and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served before and after the meeting.

Date: 10-23-2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Lions Field House (310 Elkhorn Road WI-67 Williams Bay, Wisconsin)

Cost: None, this program is free and open to the public.

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