Speaker Series: Helping Birds Survive a Human World with Heidi Trudell

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Want cheap and simple solutions to window collisions? Want to find out what’s wrong with most products on the market? Myth busting will help you find out what to do and what not to do! Find out how the Animal Help Now app (ahnow.org) can help you respond to stunned birds quickly using best practices. Nearly a billion birds are killed each year in the U.S. alone, when they collide with glass structures. With native bird populations experiencing steep declines, it’s critical to take immediate action to reduce the human threats to their survival. In addition to habitat loss and outdoor cats, glass is a leading cause of death among songbirds; these, and other factors, will be explored during the session.

Heidi Trudell is tired of picking up dead birds. She’s a biologist turned architectural consultant who has been involved with bird/window collision research and prevention since 2003, and she has monitored wind farms as well. Her passion for bird conservation has led her to serve on Safe Passage committees, including current work with Detroit Audubon and Black Swamp Bird Observatory. To learn more about her work, find Heidi at justsavebirds.com and her Facebook groups “Just Save Birds” and “Dead Birds 4 Science!” In a former life she “collected” Christmas Bird Counts, guided on the Upper Texas Coast and in the Rio Grande Valley, and fell in love with moths in far West Texas.

This meeting will take place using Zoom Web Conferencing. Travis Audubon e-newsletter recipients will receive the meeting credentials via email in September. If you would like to attend the meeting but do not receive our e-newsletter, please contact caley@travisaudubon.org.