Lights Out for Birds
Each night and each light turned out helps save migrating birds!
Most North American migratory birds fly at night, and lights on buildings can disorient birds on their paths, resulting in fatal collisions. The Upper Texas Coast plays a key role on the Central Flyway, an important migratory path for birds. Birds that move along and across the Gulf of Mexico depend on safe passage through the Houston-Galveston area. Throughout migration, and particularly during storm fronts, turning Lights Out for Birds can make a big difference.
We encourage businesses, buildings, and individuals across the state to turn off all nonessential lights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. throughout spring and fall migration.
April 23 - May 10
September 6 - October 11
The following organizations have pledged to turn their lights out for birds!
|City of Houston||Amegy Tower||Offices at Park Ten Phase I|
|City of Galveston||American National Insurance Company||Offices at Park Ten Phase II|
|Downtown Houston||Discovery Green||One Allen Center|
|1100 Louisiana||Energy Transfer Building||San Felipe Place|
|1415 Louisiana||Fulbright Tower||Texas Tower|
|1600 Smith||George Observatory||The Highlight at Houston Center|
|2 Houston Center||GreenStreet||Three Allen Center|
|3050 Post Oak||Heritage Plaza||TotalEnergy Building|
|4 Houston Center||Hess Tower||Towers at Westchase I|
|601 Travis||Hilcorp Energy||Towers at Westchase II|
|609 Main||Jones on Main||Two Allen Center|
|717 Texas||JPMorgan Chase Tower||West Memorial Place I|
|811 Louisiana||KBR Tower||West Memorial Place II|
|811 Main||LyondellBasell Tower||Williams Tower|
|910 Louisiana||Lyric Center|
Get your organization involved in the Lights Out for Birds program! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make a pledge.
Houston Audubon’s Lights Out for Birds Program started in 2017 after a large collision event in Galveston. Thanks to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Colorado State University’s BirdCast bird migration forecast maps, Houston Audubon staff were able to track migration predictions for the region and issue alerts to the community when a chance of high migration coincided with weather events. Learn about the history of the Lights Out program.