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Ensuring This Year's 9/11 Tribute in Light Was Safe for Birds

The Tribute in Light is a stirring and fitting reminder of the tragic events of 9/11, but it can also be a hazard for thousands of migratory birds that travel through the City at night; birds can get trapped in the beams of light and become disoriented, making them more likely to suffer collisions with buildings. For the 21st consecutive year, last weekend NYC Audubon was stationed at the Tribute from dusk to dawn in partnership with 9/11 Memorial & Museum to make sure this touching memorial did not unnecessarily harm birds, as well as further our research on artificial light's effects on birds.
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