Texas is a major route for migratory birds shuttling between the United States and Canada. This annual event can impact residential, commercial and industrial properties.
The nesting birds bring challenges such as noise, odor and significant amounts of excrement covering streets, sidewalks, cars and mailboxes on public and private property.
City staff is unable to address any of these issues while the birds are nesting due to their protected status under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. The city needs the help of its residents to address this situation proactively.
Lights Out Texas is a campaign of education, awareness and action that focuses on turning out lights at night during the spring and fall migrations to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually.
In a collaborative effort to reduce migratory bird mortality, the City of Fort Worth, along with several other DFW cities, are encouraging all Texans to turn off non-essential lights at night from 11 p.m. - 6 p.m. during the fall migration period of August 15 through November 29. For more information, visit the Lights Out Texas website.
For issues in your neighborhood, contact:
City Call Center 817-392-1234
Or report online easily:
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For more information about Migratory Bird regulations, contact:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Division of Migratory Bird Management: 703-358-1714
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Fort Worth Office: 817-831-3128