Tragic Bird Collision: Over 1,000 Birds Killed in One Day in Chicago
The incident occurred during fall migration near McCormick Place.
This marks the highest single-day bird strike count recorded.
Weather conditions and light pollution contributed to collisions.
Birds often collide and continue flying with severe injuries.
Up to a billion birds die annually from window collisions.
Birds provide essential ecosystem services.
Chicago's light pollution poses a significant threat to birds.
The Lights Out Chicago program aims to reduce bird fatalities.
Visual markers on glass can help prevent collisions.
Bird-friendly policies, like retrofits, are being considered.
Urgent action is needed to protect migrating birds in urban areas.