Lights Out Indy volunteers have been monitoring downtown Indianapolis streets since Spring 2009.  As of year-end 2012, there have been a total of 1,299 bird strike observations involving more than 80 species.  Many of the birds are found dead, but some are still alive.  Injured birds are assessed to determine if they can be released or if they need to be taken to a licensed wildlife rehabber.  Dead birds in good condition are salvaged and donated to the Indiana State Museum or local nature centers.   Below is the list of bird species that have been involved in bird strikes in Indianapolis since 2009.

American Coot
American Crow
American Kestrel
American Redstart
American Robin
American Woodcock
Baltimore Oriole
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Black-billed Cuckoo
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Blue Jay
Brown Creeper
Brown Thrasher
Brown-headed Cowbird
Canada Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Carolina Chickadee
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chimney Swift
Chipping Sparrow
Common Nighthawk
Common Yellowthroat
Connecticut Warbler
Dark-eyed Junco
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Towhee
European Starling
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gray Catbird
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Hairy Woodpecker
Hermit Thrush
House Finch
House Sparrow
House Wren
Indigo Bunting
Kentucky Warbler
Least Flycatcher
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Magnolia Warbler
Marsh Wren
Mourning Dove
Mourning Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker
Northern Parula
Northern Waterthrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Ovenbird
Palm Warbler
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-eyed Vireo
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Scarlet Tanager
Song Sparrow
Sora
Summer Tanager
Swainson’s Thrush
Swamp Sparrow
Tennessee Warbler
Tufted Titmouse
Virginia Rail
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Wilson’s Warbler
Winter Wren
Wood Thrush
Yellow Rail
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-rumped Warbler

That’s a lot of species.  Get involved to help save birds and save energy.  Contact info@lightsoutindy.org for more information.