Since then, they have found more than 1,000 dead birds representing 89 species, most of them ruby-throated hummingbirds and Tennessee warblers. The grim toll, though, most likely represents only a small fraction of the total.
To help mitigate the hazard, the society in 2017 started another program — Lights Out Atlanta, in which corporations, businesses and homeowners pledge to turn off or reduce nonessential night lighting during peak spring and fall migration periods. So far, the city of Atlanta, 14 corporations and 300 homeowners have signed pledges.
To learn how you can participate, visit atlantaaudubon.org/loa.html.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer: The moon will be new on Friday (April 5). Mercury is low in the east just before sunrise and will appear near the moon on Wednesday morning. Venus rises in the east an hour before dawn and will appear near the moon on Tuesday morning. Mars is low in the southwest at dusk. Jupiter and Saturn are low in the east just before dawn.