Gallery: Tribute of Light and NYC Skyscrapers Pose a Threat to Migratin...

Last year, the Tribute of Light symbolically commemorated the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, but those same celestial beams caused flocks of migrating birds to become severely disoriented. Over 10,000 birds were drawn to the beams of light, where they became confused and trapped. The birds were finally able to continue their journey when the beams were shut off for twenty minute intervals. Each year, city lights, skyscrapers, and urban hustle and bustle endanger tens of thousands of migrating birds — but can anything be done to remedy the problem?

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