Earthjustice: America’s Songbirds At-Risk; Help Keep Deadly Towers Out of Their Way

January 18th, 2007 4:23 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via Earthjustice:

America’s Songbirds At-Risk; Help Keep Deadly Towers Out of Their Way

Every year, millions of migratory birds are killed when they collide with one of the thousands of communication towers scattered across the United States. As more and more cell phone, radio, and digital television towers are built, the escalating kills could soon spell disaster for many already at-risk songbirds like the Bell’s Vireo, Golden-winged Warbler, and Bachman’s Sparrow.

Thankfully, simple improvements to the structure, location, lighting, and other details of new communication towers can significantly reduce the numbers of birds killed each year. The Federal Communications Commission can require these improvements – but it wants to hear from you first.

Millions of migratory birds need your help: Send a letter urging the FCC to require strong protections against bird kills for new communication towers today.

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