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Tribute in Light and NYC Audubon Press Coverage
from September 11, 2010
The thousands of white, flickering objects in the Tribute in Light memorial beams were migratory birds, drawn to the light. NPR interviewed NYC Audubon’s associate director for citizen science Dr. John Rowden about monitoring the beams for migratory birds and about the partnership with the Municipal Art Society of New York. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/09/15/129883586/on-9-11-anniversary-thousands-of-small-white-objects-sparkling-and-spiraling
The Municipal Art Society of New York: http://mas.org/mas-thanks-new-york-city-audubon-for-tribute-in-light-partnership/ New York City Audubon and the Municipal Art Society of New York have created a protocol for responding to migratory birds circling the Tribute in Light memorial. On September 11, 2010, this protocol was put into play for the first time when 10,000 birds were "trapped" in the bright beams of light rising from Battery Park.
An amazing photo published by Newsday, showing thousands of birds trapped in the light beams of the Tribute in Light, September 11, 2010. http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/tribute-in-light-shut-down-after-birds-drawn-to-beams-1.2280714
NYC Audubon’s Dr. John Rowden discusses navigational cues for bird migration in light of the September 11, 2010, Tribute in Light memorial. The Wired Science site shows video coverage of the birds in the beams. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/09/tribute-in-light-birds/
AOL covered the Tribute in Light memorial on September 11, 2010. More birds die from collisions each year than died as a result of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, according to the Canadian conservation group Fatal Light Awareness Program. http://www.aolnews.com/2010/09/16/new-yorks-9-11-tribute-in-light-traps-thousands-of-birds/