2015- Tribute In Lights-The Birds Point Of View
On every September 11th since 2001, the Municipal Art Society has shone two beams of bright lights skyward from Manhattan's Financial District. Known as the Tribute of Light. Each year, more than 10,000 birds flew into the beams and got trapped, unable to fly away. Because they are in their fall migration, the birds could be depleting crucial fat stores by flying endlessly in the light beams, unable to get away and continue their journey south.
New York City Audubon has kept an eye on the light tribute, and when they saw the gathering of helpless birds, let the Municipal Art Society know so they could shut down the beams (Migratory birds are protected by federal law).