Bright lights at Mayo bad for the birds
A local Audobon Society in Rochester is urging the Mayo Clinic to consider dimming the lights on their buildings, fearing it is adding to the increased rate of pigeon casualties, reported the Associated Press.
For 10 months, volunteers from the Zumbro Valley Audobon Society found a total of 231 killed or injured birds around the grounds of the Mayo Clinic.
The Clinic agreed to turn off some lights the Gonda Building, but the volunteers are hoping for more.
The Audobon people suspect the upward-facing lights on some of the buildings draw birds into downtown at night. They also believe the lights cause them to crash into reflective windows, the Rochester Post-Bulletin reported.