[CT Birds] Fw: Please Help Us Stop Bird Kills at Government Buildings

Barbara Garrett barbaragarrett at optonline.net
Fri Apr 16 06:36:59 EDT 2010

FYI. The electronic form is very user friendly and quick to send to your House Representative.  Hope you will!
----- Original Message ----- 
From: American Bird Conservancy 
To: barbaragarrett at optonline.net 
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 4:56 PM
Subject: Please Help Us Stop Bird Kills at Government Buildings


                        Photo: Seattle Courthouse; 
                        Western District of Washington

                  Dear Barbara,

                  Please help us stop bird kills at government buildings.

                  As many as one billion birds, both residents and migrants, die annually in the United States after colliding with buildings. You can help prevent these unnecessary deaths.

                  A new bill, the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act of 2010 (H.R. 4797), calls for each public building constructed, acquired, or altered by the federal government to incorporate, to the maximum extent possible, bird-safe building materials and design features. The legislation would require the government to take similar actions on existing buildings where practicable. This has already been demonstrated to be attainable, as some newer government buildings are already bird-friendly. 

                  This bill will help prevent the deaths of millions of  birds that collide with windows at thousands of federal buildings across the country.

                  Take action now by sending an email to your Representative asking them to support this bill using American Bird Conservancy's Action Alert System. The system is fully automated, so all you need to do is enter your details and submit. However, the impact of your action will be greatly increased if you take some extra time to add your personal thoughts and comments.

                  Thank you in advance for helping prevent bird deaths at government buildings.

                  Dr. Christine Sheppard
                  Collisions Program Director
                  American Bird Conservancy


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