Make your city a bird-friendly city! Many urban areas are adopting “lights out” policies, turning out lights at night in public buildings and encouraging businesses and private citizens to do the same. Why? Lights at night can attract and be confusing to birds, especially during migration, causing them to become disoriented, exhausted, or to collide with buildings. Turning lights out at night will save birds so they can make it to their migration destination, and it will also save energy and lower electric bills.