St. Paul, Minn. (June 12, 2017) – Audubon Minnesota is proud to announce their partnership with a locally-owned and family-run bird store to reduce bird window collisions. From June 14 through June 30, All Seasons Wild Bird Store customers can round up their purchase at any of five Metro-area locations. Funds raised during the two-week period will go toward Audubon Minnesota’s Lights Out program which helps to reduce bird window strikes.
All Seasons Wild Bird Store recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and stores are managed by the father and son team of Al and Dave Netten. Stores are located in Bloomington, Eagan, Minnetonka, Wayzata, and White Bear Lake. Each store has friendly “bird people” who are backyard birding experts that help customers answer questions as well as find products that suit their needs.
The Lights Out program was launched in 2007 by Audubon Minnesota to encourage buildings to reduce their lighting use. Many birds migrate at night to avoid predation, use celestial cues for navigation, and maximize daylight foraging hours. Bright city lights lure nighttime migrants into urban areas and confuse them by obscuring the moon and stars. Once trapped in the bright, windowed maze of the city, birds may crash into buildings or circle buildings until they collapse from exhaustion. Turning out unnecessary lights can reduce bird mortality from collisions by over 80 percent. Through Lights Out, supporters are helping migratory birds avoid potentially-deadly obstacles and reach nesting grounds.
To learn more about All Seasons Wild Bird Store, visit wildbirdstore.com. Store locations and phone numbers are listed below.
Address: 816 West 98th St. (in Clover Center), Bloomington, MN 55420
Address: 2143 Cliff Rd (in Cedar Cliff Center), Eagan, MN 55122
Address: 4759 South County 101 (in Westwind Plaza), Minnetonka, MN 55345
Address: 15710 Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata, MN 55391
WHITE BEAR LAKE
Address: 2703 East Cty. Hwy. E (Cty. Rd. E and Hwy. 120), White Bear Lake, MN 55110