On view now: Bird photography that opens eyes about window collisions

This dead Indigo Bunting was a subject for Art Fox's bird photography.
Indigo Bunting, by Art Fox/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

Art Fox puts his bird photography to a dramatic and important use. He documents songbirds whose journeys have been cut short after colliding with Chicago’s skyscrapers.

Between 365 and 988 million birds are killed annually by building collisions in the United States, say researchers.

Part of the goal of this moving and oddly beautiful exhibit is to raise awareness of the phenomenon.

You can view Fox’s work, including the Indigo Bunting at right, at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, through February 2017. Don’t miss it.

Bird-window collisions to be studied at new Vikings stadium.

Wildlife-friendly yards increase risk of bird-window collisions.

See photos of Indigo Bunting.

A version of this article appeared in “Birding Briefs” in the August 2016 issue of BirdWatching. 

 

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