Major

Environmental Science

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

In 2012, Dr. Reuben Keller sought to measure the number of bird collision fatalities on Loyola Lakeshore Campus. Dr. Keller’s students, and later Fr. Mitten’s, help to identify troublesome buildings by collecting birds that have died from colliding with the glass. This started the SOAR initiative which continues today with students and faculty providing deceased bird collection, live rescues, identification, data recording, and analysis each migration season. Over the years SOAR has partnered with numerous internal departments along with external organizations such as the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors and the Field Museum. Through the collective work of this project and the subsequent community action, we hope to inspire others that they are capable of organizing for justice.

Community Partners

The Field Museum, Chicago Bird Collision Monitors, Chicago Audobon Society

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Student Operation of Avian Relief

In 2012, Dr. Reuben Keller sought to measure the number of bird collision fatalities on Loyola Lakeshore Campus. Dr. Keller’s students, and later Fr. Mitten’s, help to identify troublesome buildings by collecting birds that have died from colliding with the glass. This started the SOAR initiative which continues today with students and faculty providing deceased bird collection, live rescues, identification, data recording, and analysis each migration season. Over the years SOAR has partnered with numerous internal departments along with external organizations such as the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors and the Field Museum. Through the collective work of this project and the subsequent community action, we hope to inspire others that they are capable of organizing for justice.