Urban Nature: ‘Building a Bird-Safe City’


For migrating birds, Chicago can be a dangerous place.

But scientists, architects and dedicated volunteers are now teaming up to make the city a leader in bird-friendly design and policy.

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The story is told in WTTW's online series “Urban Nature” – a program exploring the wild side of cities. Tonight, we bring you the story “Building a Bird-Safe City.” And over the next few weeks, we’ll showcase more stories of urban wildlife in Chicago from the series.


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