NTMN August Chapter Meeting – Lights Out: Safer Skies for Migrating Birds
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | 630pm-830pm
Yvette Stewart and Tania Homayoun, will discuss biological and design factors associated with artificial light at night and bird-building collision. Learn how you can take action in your home and community to make our skies safer for migrating birds. Artificial light at night creates serious challenges to migrating birds, increasing their risk of collision with buildings and glass, a significant cause of death to native birds in the United States. This presentation will introduce this challenging issue and why it matters to bird conservation, focusing on what we’ve learned through research and monitoring efforts.
Yvette Stewart has been with Audubon Texas since 2018 and currently leads two statewide programs: Audubon’s Conservation Leaders for Young Women and Bird City Texas. Bird City Texas, a partnership between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Audubon Texas, launched in 2019. As the coordinator for the program, Stewart helps communities understand the application requirements, promotes the benefits to the program to interested communities, and engages with communities after certification. Yvette has a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology from the University of Rhode Island and her Master’s degree in Education from University of Texas.
Dr. Tania Homayoun is a conservation biologist working for Texas Parks and Wildlife with the Texas Nature Trackers program. Before joining TPWD, Dr. Homayoun worked for several years for Audubon Texas as the Urban Conservation Program Manager on the Conservation Science team and at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center. Tania holds bachelor’s degrees in Ecology/Evolution/Conservation Biology and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Philosophy in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota.
Location: Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125. Campus map.
Zoom option: register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)
More details: https://members.ntmn.org/archives/439950