Recently, the lights did not come on at the 32-story American National Insurance skyscraper in Galveston, Texas. Outside floodlights, which shine on the sides of the building, we turned off to save birds.
The good folks at American National realized that they had a problem when hundreds of migrant birds were found dead outside the building. So they agreed with Houston Audubon and the Galveston County Audubon Group that something had to be done. Working together, they developed a plan to turn off the lights during migration. Not only that, but the city of Galveston is considering a Lights Out plan of its own.
Read more about this story at the Audubon Web site.