Making Federal Buildings Safer for Birds

An estimated 1 billion birds die annually in the United States from striking buildings, bridges, and other man-made structures.

A recently introduced bill known as the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act would require GSA to incorporate bird-friendly design features into new or ‘substantially altered’ federal buildings, including the use of netting, and reduced exterior lighting.

The White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court and other historic buildings would be exempt from the requirements.

The proposed Act has been endorsed by several wildlife conservation organizations including The Humane Society , the American Bird Conservancy, and  the National Audubon Society.

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