- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - A DuPage County wildlife rehabilitation organization is helping to rescue and heal thousands of birds injured each year in collisions with windows at downtown Chicago buildings.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (bit.ly/1Fdbgu0 ) reports that volunteers with the group Chicago Bird Collision Monitors spend each morning during the spring and fall migration seasons searching for injured birds that have traveled downtown from as far as Central and South America.

The survivors are placed in protective paper bags and then taken to the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. Dead birds are sent to Chicago’s Field Museum for research.

The center’s manager says the site has treated as many as 200 injured birds in one day.

Volunteer Annette Prince calls the injured birds “tourists to the city” who deserve “safer passage.”


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