A freak event that caused the death of nearly 400 migratory birds in Galveston has spurred thousands of calls for a city measure aimed to prevent similar casualties.

Hundreds of songbirds fell to their deaths in early May after hitting the side of One Moody Plaza, downtown Galveston’s tallest building. Galveston officials speculated that the birds might have been confused by lights inside the building and flew into closed windows while they were looking for shelter during a thunderstorm.

Samantha Ketterer: 409-683-5241; samantha.ketterer@galvnews.com or on Twitter at @sam_kett

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Brian Bazaman

Galveston College has the same problem.

Jeffrey Nix

This building at One Moody Plaza has been open since 1972, if what I have read is correct. This unfortunate incident happens and ANICO takes action and says that they will turn out the lights for the rest of the migratory bird season. As well meaning as the Care2 group is, I wonder if any of their members will be on hand to help provide night time security should such an ordinance pass? I live in San Antonio but love Galveston and visit as much as possible. Surely there are other issues requiring action by the City Council.

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