Bryan Lenz, collisions campaign manager for the American Bird Conservancy, pays us a repeat visit in his new role to discuss all things window collisions. There are many variables that can play a role in whether glass is bird friendly, from avian vision to reflections, transparency, landscaping, and more. After looking at the problems, Bryan will share his thoughts on designing with birds in mind, including his role in the Milwaukee Bucks’ new bird-friendly arena, the Fiserv Forum. And he’ll offer some tips for reducing collisions both at home and at work.
Bryan joined ABC after working as director of Bird City Wisconsin and as the chief scientist at the Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory. He has also played a critical role in the development of the Midwest Migration Network. Bryan is interested in using education, research, design, technology, and legislation to reduce threats to birds and build greener communities. A birder since his early teens (when he attended meetings of our bird club), Bryan’s undergraduate studies at UW-Madison led him to graduate work studying primate behavior and ecology in Latin America. Bryan earned his Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology while bird-watching his way through primatology field work in Belize, Peru, Costa Rica, and Brazil before officially switching his career path from monkeys to birds.
At 6:00pm, from May through September, hikes are led by Mary Holleback, the Riveredge adult programs manager, across a variety of habitats. The Bird Club meeting begins at 7:00pm.
Bird Club is free to all.