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  • Do we need a new approach to prevent bird window strikes?

    Thomas Benson stands outside the Beckman Institute on campus.

    Illinois Natural History Survey wildlife ecologist Thomas J. Benson describes the factors that lead birds to collide with windows and actions that can reduce bird window-strike fatalities.

    Photo by Michelle Hassel


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  • Editor’s notes:

    Thomas Benson also is an affiliated professor of natural resources and environmental sciences at Illinois. To contact him, email

    The INHS is a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the U. of I.

    *A group of students started the University of Illinois Bird Strike Survey in 2019. The work, led by undergraduate and graduate students with later assistance from Benson and natural resources and environmental sciences professor Michael Ward, continues.