Bird Safe Philly

Bird Safe Philly

Bird Safe Philly is a partnership led by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Audubon Mid-Atlantic, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, National Audubon Society, Valley Forge Audubon Society, and Wyncote Audubon Society. The partnership is designed to help protect native birds in the Philadelphia area from a variety of issues that can harm birds in urban areas, especially issues that can cause birds to collide with buildings and other human made structures. Bird Safe Philly was created in response to a mass collision event that occurred on October 2, 2020 in which thousands of migratory birds died after colliding with buildings in Center City Philadelphia.

View the recent PBS News Hour special on the work being done by Bird Safe Philly volunteers.

Bird Safe Philly’s Work

Lights Out

Turning off lights at night can prevent collisions, saving thousands of birds. Learn more about the program.

Collision Monitoring

Research on collisions is helping us better understand what is happening and what we can do to prevent them.

Taking Action

A variety of solutions can help prevent collisions. Explore examples and learn more about actions to help.