Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Activity 2021
Approximately one billion birds are fatally injured annually in North America as a result of collisions with windows. This is a problem on the UW-Oshkosh campus, and I collect 2020 data as well as build upon a previous study that assesses bird-window strikes on campus. Both data collection years systematically record species that die from window strikes, and determine which windows or buildings on campus are most likely to be associated with bird deaths. The ultimate goal of this work is to propose potential solutions to the campus. This collection of new data is straight forward; every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning during spring migration of 2020, between 8:00 am and 10:00 am, I walked specific paths around Sage Hall, Reeve Union, and the combination of the Arts and Communication building and the Fredric March Theater. I looked for bird carcasses to see the number of birds impacted by these high risk buildings on campus. I then compared 2019 campus data to this new 2020 data.