What is WIngs?
The Wisconsin Humane
Society started the Wisconsin Night Guardians for
Songbirds (WIngs) program in the spring of 2005
to make our cityscape safe for migrating birds.
Hundreds of avian window collision victims are admitted
to the Wisconsin Humane Society's wildlife rehabilitation
hospital each year and it is estimated that between
100 million and 1 BILLION birds die each year in
North America from building collisions! These birds
already face a wide variety of threats, including
habitat destruction here and on their wintering
grounds in Central and South America. But, we can
help to make our city safe for the many thousands
of migrating birds that pass through our area in
the spring and fall.
Our efforts include inviting corporate building
managers to make their tall buildings bird-safe
and encouraging everyone to do their part at work
and at home to help protect birds from the hazards
of window collisions. Numerous associations endorse
WIngs; the Milwaukee and Madison Audubon Societies,
Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center, the Milwaukee
Zoological Society, the Wisconsin Audubon Council,
the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative, Schlitz
Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Society for Ornithology and Birder's World Magazine.
can help! Click here to learn how!