Bird migrations are one of nature's great wonders - using ancient routes, migratory birds track thousands of kilometres. Sadly, not all are successful as these tiny winged creatures face unprecedented urban dangers. At peak migration, it is estimated that 4 billion birds must navigate through glass-covered cities and other built-up environments across North America.
Glass collisions take a staggering toll on birds, threatening common and rare species alike. Join me as we welcome Michael Mesure, Co-Founder of Flap Canada, as the organization launches its annual Global Bird Rescue initiative. This worldwide event empowers everyday people to make a difference for migrating birds.
"Birds control our insect populations, they distribute seeds, they pollinate plants - when they are gone we are in trouble." says Mesure.
Find out how to make your home bird safe and take part in the Global Bird Rescue October 3-9, 2022, on this episode of the Big Blue Marble.