[wisb] Re: RFI: Artificial lighting - Correction
- From: Julie Garvin <jcgarvin@xxxxxxxx>
- To: wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 19:25:04 -0500
It turns out I actually had photocopies of 2 different handouts. The Sensible Shoreland Lighting is put out by the UW Extension, and includes tips to reduce light pollution, especially along shorelines. The second pamphlet is put out by the International Dark-Sky Association and details the effects of light pollution on wildlife. You can find the one on wildlife here: http://docs.darksky.org/Docs/ida_wildlife_brochure.pdf Julie Garvin Lomira & Milwaukee Julia C. Garvin Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology University of Wisconsin Madison 209 Russell Labs 1630 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706 (608) 262-1984 _____________________________________________ From: Julie Garvin [mailto:jcgarvin@xxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 7:15 PM To: 'wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: RE: RFI: Artificial lighting and its effect on birds I got a great handout at a workshop I attended just recently. It's called Sensible Shoreland Lighting, which might be very similar to what Carolyn is looking for, although it applies to more than just birds. The website where the handout can be found is: http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Sensible-Shoreland-Lighting-P602C0.aspx It's put out by the UW Extension for the International Dark-Sky Association (www.darksky.org). Some of the effects of light-pollution on birds that are mentioned include: Confusion by nocturnal migrants and nocturnal foragers by light sources which leads to - Collision with lighted buildings and towers Maintaining flight within light beam leading to exhaustion and victim to predation Misdirection during migration causing birds to deviate and never reach their natural destination Marine birds colliding with lighthouses, offshore wind turbines and drilling platforms Hope this helps! Julie Garvin Lomira & Milwaukee Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 16:01:45 -0500 From: Madison Audubon Society <masoffice@xxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [wisb] RFI: Artificial lighting and its effect on birds This request for information was originally sent to Bettie Harriman and me. Since we knew relatively (or very) little about the issue, I suggested Carolyn should have us post her request to Wisbird, and she agreed. Carolyn's goal is to have a brochure compiled by next spring. If any of you have information or know of any resources on the topic, would you share these with all of us, please? We may be able to use these for a Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative (WBCI) Issues paper, if appropriate. Thanks much, Karen -------- Original Message -------- Subject: shoreline lighting and its effect on birds Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 11:26:39 -0500 From: Hensel-Fixmer, Carolyn S - DHS <Carolyn.HenselFixmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Etter Hale, Karen <masoffice@xxxxxxxxxxx> CC: 'bettie@xxxxxxxxxx' <bettie@xxxxxxxxxx> I have become interested in the effects of artificial lighting on waterfowl and birds that nest on the shoreline essentially because a neighbor welded a dusk to dawn light to his pier. Not only has this completely destroyed my privacy on my property, but no ducks or geese have swam by the shoreline since the light was welded up. I am now researching the effects of artificial lighting on nature and have been exploring how fish are affected, turtles and frogs as well. What started out as upset at the loss of personal privacy has turned into an awareness of the negative effects of artificial light on nature and a conviction to help animals that inhabitat the water and land surrounding our lakes and streams. I am putting together a brochure that I intend to send to shoreline property owners (and town board members), in an effect to educate them about how artificial lighting affects feeding and nesting. If mailing costs are not too expensive, I'll expand my efforts to in-town mailings. I intend to start with property owners on the southern shores of Lakes Winneconne and Poygan in Wisconsin. What I need are resources related to how birds are negatively affected by artificial lighting. As you know, there is quite a bit from Canada and the U.S. related to urban environments - hitting buildings, disorientation in the lights, etc. I need to gather resources and information on how artificial lighting affects birds who would be found in (or traveling through) rural areas and flyways. And any information related to birds on shores/water ways would be particularly helpful. Thank you. This upset related to a lousy neighbor has turned into a mission. God works in mysterious ways indeed. Thank you so much for any help you can give me. Carolyn Hensel Fixmer ------------------------- Julia C. Garvin Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology University of Wisconsin Madison 209 Russell Labs 1630 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706 (608) 262-1984 #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). 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