Today we admitted not one, but two beautiful Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, both of whom hit windows. Currently migratory birds like one are traveling through this area by the billions to their breeding grounds! Sadly, over 100 million birds die every year as a result of window collisions but thankfully there are many simple things you can do to help them. Since most songbirds migrate at night, keeping your outside lights off and your window shades drawn at night through the rest of May will help reduce the number of nighttime collisions—human lighting disorients them and they often strike objects as a result. You can read more about bird-proofing your windows at American Bird Conservancy’s link and about the problem of nighttime lighting for birds at National Audubon Society’s link We hope both grosbeaks will recover quickly so they can continue their journey north.