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October 08, 2020 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

USA: Up to 1,500 birds flew into some of Philly’s tallest skyscrapers one day last week

USA: Up to 1,500 birds flew into some of Philly’s tallest skyscrapers one day last week
Dead Bird File Image: (c) Photabulous!

Stephen Maciejewski dropped to a knee on a Center City sidewalk Wednesday morning and gently scooped up a yellow-billed cuckoo that had smashed into a skyscraper and died on its way to Central America or the West Indies. “This probably happened yesterday,” said Maciejewski, a 71-year-old retired social worker and volunteer for Audubon Pennsylvania. He labeled a plastic bag with the time, date, and location, tucked the slim migrator into it, and continued his rounds.

Maciejewski gets emotional when he speaks about all the birds he finds, but nothing, he says, prepared him for what happened Friday.

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