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Illuminating the Perils and Reflecting on the Possibilities for Birds in Urban Landscapes

Date: Fri. April 12th, 2019, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Location: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106

Harvey Webster, Chief Wildlife Officer and Museum Ambassador, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, presents this lecture as part of CMNH’s Explorers Series.

The built human landscape presents unique challenges and opportunities for birds. Many species have successfully used building roofs as nesting habitat. Peregrine Falcons use skyscraper ledges and bridges to nest in the heart of our cities. On the other hand, glass and brightly lit buildings kill thousands of birds passing through Ohio every year. This illustrated program will explore the perils and possibilities for birds in the urban environment and how we can create more sustainable cities. The Lights Out Cleveland (LOC) program will be discussed as an outstanding local example of citizen science that furthers the conservation of migratory birds and contributes to our understanding of the composition, scale and timing of their biannual migrations. The data generated by LOC provides insight into how to make our cities more sustainable.

Doors open at 5:30 PM for the Explorer reception which includes complimentary appetizers and a cash bar accompanied by live music.

This event is sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and is part of their Explorers Series.

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets can be purchased HERE.

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