And you thought Huntington Beach had it bad.
Oh sure, it’s pretty embarrassing that if you Google “glass walls bird deaths” you get several hits for articles on the birds killed when they slammed into Hearthside Homes’ glass wall on the border of the Brightwater development on the Bolsa Chica mesa. How many birds have died? About a half-a-dozen?
Over at Emory University near Atlanta the Mathematics and Science Center was considered a great example of “green” building. And it still was by some university officials even when about 60 birds slammed into it and died in its first year in 2002, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It wasn’t until one professor pulled out a couple of dead birds during a meeting with his boss that he finally got an administration official’s attention. Now the university puts black mesh netting around it for about three months each fall to alert migrating birds.