Migratory Birds: SOAR
Migratory Bird Habitat
Our native landscaping provides habitat and food for native species and migratory birds traveling along the Lake Michigan shoreline on the Mississippi River flyway. Loyola students work with facilities managers to make buildings “bird-safe” during migratory season by closing blinds and turning out lights to prevent birds from flying into windows and by rescuing injured birds for rehabilitation. Learn more about SOAR: Student Operation for Avian Relief.
This report by Fr. Stephen Mitten and Edgar J. Perez (2012 Biodiversity intern) presents findings of a breeding census of the avian community residing on the LUREC campus. Recommendations for considerations of avian habitat structure and food availability in future wetland and woodland restoration are provided.