Student club watching, protecting campus birds

“A club at The Ohio State University is working to tackle the problem of birds colliding head-on with building windows.” So begins our latest CFAES Story, which features CFAES’ Ornithology Club and was written by Yianni Sarris. Sarris is an Ohio State political science major and a student writer with CFAES’ Marketing and Communications unit.

Often deadly collision course

The collisions, called window strikes, are definitely worth preventing. They kill more than half a billion birds—that’s 500,000,000—every year in North America, says the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Many of the strikes happen during spring migration, which is now underway in Ohio. (Photo: Rose-breasted grosbeak, an Ohio migrant and nester, Getty Images.)

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