"We're a mega-highway for migrating birds," said Eric Stiles, president of New Jersey Audubon. "The science is clear. We know the impact of these buildings. We know the abundance of birds here. What we need are more building owners willing to deal with this."
"When I visited as a kid in the 70s, the beaches were green with horseshoe crab eggs," Stiles said. "When the birds took to flight, it looked like the whole beach was rising up en masse. Just a beautiful spectacle."