Triggered by a catastrophic bird collision event in Philadelphia on October 2, 2020, that received international publicity, the Wyncote Audubon Society convened a meeting of a group of key conservation partners on October 14, 2020 to actively address the bird collision problem in Philadelphia. As a result, the Bird Safe Philly Coalition was formed.
The Bird Safe Philly Leadership Group is comprised of representatives from:
- the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- Audubon MidAtlantic
- the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club
- the Valley Forge Audubon Society
- and the Wyncote Audubon Society.
The work of the group was catapulted by the publication of an Op Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer later in October. This attention further inspired the Bird Safe Philly Leadership Group to formulate a plan to respond to make Philadelphia and the region “bird safe.”
We have dedicated the Spring 2021 edition of Naturally to this important initiative.