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. 

Spring Migration: March 15 - June 15, peak from April 19 - May 7

Fall Migration: Peak from September 5 - October 29

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The following organizations have pledged to turn their lights out for birds!

City of Houston910 LouisianaLyric Tower
City of GalvestonAmegy TowerOffices at Park Ten Phase I
1100 LouisianaAmerican National Insurance CompanyOffices at Park Ten Phase II
1415 LouisianaChase CenterOne, Two, and Three Allen Center
1600 SmithChase TowerTotal Plaza
2 Houston CenterDiscovery GreenTowers at Westchase I
4 Houston Center/The ShopsEnergy Transfer BuildingTowers at Westchase II
609 MainFulbright TowerWest Memorial Place I
717 TexasHeritage PlazaWest Memorial Place II
811 LouisianaKBR TowerWilliams Tower
811 MainLyondellBasell TowerDowntown Houston
1111 TravisHilcorp Energy1501 McKinney
Hess Tower

 

Get your organization involved in the Lights Out for Birds program! Email ksweezey@houstonaudubon.org for more information or to make a pledge.