Thursday, April 22, 2010

Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act of 2010

Have you heard of H.R. 4797? Introduced before the House of Representatives by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) in early March, the bill seeks to "amend title 40, United States Code, to direct the Administrator of General Services to incorporate bird-safe building materials and design features into public buildings."

The bill cites nine findings, including the point that "bird-safe design features can be incorporated into new construction and major renovation projects at no extra cost, and existing buildings may be made bird-safe through the use of simple, low cost adaptations."

Its current cosponsors are Rep. Mark Steven Kirk (R-Ill.) and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.). Where do your Congressional representatives stand? Have you called their offices or sent e-mails to voice your thoughts about the bird-safe buildings act? You can find your representative here.

Photo of Canada Warbler courtesy of American Bird Conservancy/Annette Prince


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