Here’s how you can make a difference!
Building owners, businesses, and developers can help protect migrating birds passing through Houston by turning off all non-essential nighttime lighting on buildings from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. each night April 19 through May 7 – the critical Spring period for nocturnal bird migration. With your help, we can dramatically reduce the hazards posed by light pollution in Houston and allow birds to resume their typical migratory behaviors.
What we need you to do:
- Join us by committing to turn lights off from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. during this critical migration period.
- Talk with other local stakeholders and get them to join the movement, too!
- Share your support for the cause via social media and with local media.
 Kyle G Horton et al., “Holding steady: Little change in intensity or timing of bird migration over the Gulf of Mexico,” Global change biology 25, no. 3 (2019).
 Van Doren et al., “High-intensity urban light installation dramatically alters nocturnal bird migration.”