Hello and welcome to the 2020 Lost Species Day Event!
This year, we are raising money for Chicago Bird Collision Monitors, an all-volunteer bird conservation project that operates under the auspices of
the Chicago Audubon Society. https://www.birdmonitors.net/
Since 2017, a community of songwriters mostly based in Chicago has put on an annual benefit concert to raise money for an animal conservation effort. The songwriters involved each write a song about an animal for the event. We aim to mourn lost species by celebrating those that remain, and renewing our commitment to share the earth with them. This year's theme is Local Chicago Birds!
The pandemic has forced us to take the event to our screens this year, and we present to you, rather than on one day, a 2-week event where we will share a new video each day throughout the last two weeks of November.
About Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM):
It is estimated that a billion birds die and countless others are injured each year in North America as a result of window collisions!
CBCM is a volunteer conservation project dedicated to the protection of migratory birds through rescue, advocacy and outreach.
CBCM works to protect and recover migratory birds that are killed and injured in the downtown Chicago area each spring and fall migration. Confusing lights and glass building design cause thousands of birds migrating along the lakefront to collide with downtown buildings. Their teams spend the early morning hours recovering these birds to save the injured and document the fatalities that have occurred. They promote bird-safe lighting and building design to reduce bird collision hazards. Their project collaborates with building management, architects, planners and the public to prevent bird collisions.
Please enjoy the videos and artwork created by our community! Check this page everyday and watch the videos/listen to the songs! Please give what you can to support this wonderful organization.
Each of the songwriters has volunteered their time, talent, and music in support of CBCM. 100% of the money we raise will go to this organization.
This fundraiser will run until November 30th.
Thanks so much for your support of Chicago Bird Collision Monitors and the Chicago Songwriting Community!