Dark Sky, Energy + Environment

Lights Out Programs Continue To Spread Across North America

The FLAP program in Toronto was the first to raise awareness of the problem lights pose for birds in an urban center, starting in 1993. In 1999, Audubon and partners established the first Lights Out program in Chicago. Since then, groups in many other cities have organized programs to make a difference for birds. See the list below or explore the map of the Lights Out network.

State-wide and Regional Lights Out Programs

  • Colorado – Lights Out Colorado – Audubon Rockies, IDA Colorado
  • Connecticut – Lights Out Connecticut – CT Ornithological Association, Audubon Connecticut, Menunkatuck Audubon
  • Georgia – Lights Out Georgia – Georgia Audubon Society
  • New York – Lights Out New York. There is also a Hudson Valley, NY Lights Out.
  • Texas – Lights Out Texas – Audubon Texas, Texan by Nature, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texas Conservation Alliance, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections, Texas A&M University, Houston Audubon, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Nature Trackers, Colorado State University, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Lights Out Heartland
    • Arkansas – Missouri Chapter – International Dark-Sky Association, Arkansas Natural Sky Association
    • Iowa – Missouri Chapter – International Dark-Sky Association, Green Iowa AmeriCorps
    • Kansas – Missouri Chapter – International Dark-Sky Association, Johnson County Community College
    • Missouri – Riverlands Audubon Center, St. Louis Audubon Society, Burroughs Audubon Society, Columbia Audubon Society, Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, Dark Sky MO, Gateway Arch National Park Missouri, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri River Bird Observatory, Missouri Sierra Club, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Charles County Parks, St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce, Wildlife Rescue Center.


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