Glass bus stop being blamed for countless bird deaths
WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (WPIX) -- Countless birds are dying -- all because of a glass bus shelter in Williamsburg.
Dozens of birds have died hitting the glass at the bus stop on the corner of Lorimer Street and Driggs Avenue.
A robin and a merlin falcon were among ones that died recently at the bus stop that is next to McCarren park where there are a lot of trees and wildlife.
"I am very concerned," said Paul Bergen, a Williamsburg father who takes his kids to the park.
Debra Kriensky is a conservation biologist at the NYC Audubon and says it's a big problem.
"Up to 230,000 die every year right here in NYC," Kriensky said.
The Department of Transportation is in charge of monitoring bus stops in across the city.
A spokesperson said:
DOT is aware of the situation and has proactively addressed this in the past via a design located on the shelter to prevent this problem, which has worked well over the past few years. We are in the process of reviewing with stakeholders to identify any possible changes that would help remedy the situation.
If you spot a dead or injured bird at the bus stop, report it at NYC Audubon.