Each night and each light turned out helps save migrating birds!
April 19 – May 7 from 11pm – 6am
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 birds migrating through the U.S. in spring passes through Texas? That means approximately one billion birds travel through our state during spring migration! Because most migratory birds fly at night, bright lights of commercial and residential buildings can attract and disorient them, causing collisions and leaving birds vulnerable to threats on the ground.
Lights Out Texas is a state-wide initiative that asks Texans to turn out or dim non-essential lights to support fall and spring birds during their migration, when hundreds of millions of birds will be passing through the state.
By turning off unnecessary lights at night during period of high migration, you can help dramatically reduce hazards from collisions or disorientation. Remember to turn off lights both at work and at home to allow our avian neighbors to safely proceed on their journeys through the state.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Turn off all non-essential nighttime lighting on buildings and other structures from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. during peak migration dates of April 19 – May 7. More ways you can make a difference!