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Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act Would Outfit Federal Buildings with Bird-Friendly Features

Illinois congressman Mike Quigley introduced a bill last week that would require the General Services Administration to integrate design features that are safer for birds. The law would limit the use of glass in lower stories and incorporate netting, screens and window patterns to make sure birds are fully prepared for what lies ahead. Any glass material near areas where birds like to congregate – such as water or plants – would be outfitted with similar bird-safety features. In addition, bird mortality would be monitored at federal buildings. Audubon VP of government relations Mike Daulton said in a statement “Passing this law is a no-brainer” “It’s a sensible, simple solution that could help millions of birds avoid grisly deaths by collision” We support this bill and hope you to will write your local congressman stating your support as well. Read more about it.