Thursday 18 May 2017

Birds in Real Danger - Find Out How You Can Help - May 24 & 26

Red-winged blacbird singing

398 migrating birds crashed into a high-rise building in Galveston, Texas, two weeks ago – 395 died. That didn’t need to happen. Bird-friendly lighting and design can minimize the problem, and early morning patrols by caring volunteers can rescue and perhaps save injured birds.

Jan Shadick, Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, is determined to help protect the birds that live and migrate through Saskatoon. After speaking out in favour of bird-friendly building design guidelines in 2016, she has set up Birds in Real Danger, Saskatoon as a volunteer group similar to FLAP Canada and has invited Michael Mesure, FLAP’s Executive Director, to visit Saskatoon during NatureCity Festival.

FLAP Canada works to safeguard migratory birds in the urban environment through education, policy development, research, rescue, and rehabilitation. Michael will be leading a technical workshop for developers and building managers as well as an early morning walk around downtown Saskatoon to identify building hazards and rescue any injured birds.

The public is invited to find out how we as individuals and businesses can minimize bird injuries and deaths at 7 pm, Wednesday, May 24, in the Frances Morrison Library auditorium. Everyone is welcome at this free event.

Further Information:
Bird experts call for community action after 398 birds crash into Galveston building
River Landing Proposal = Bird Hazard 
Wanted: Early Morning Bird Lovers
FLAP Canada
Bird Rescue

Michael Masure’s visit to Saskatoon is sponsored by Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, Saskatoon Nature Society, and EcoFriendly Sask.