An estimated 500 migratory birds comprising 25 species were killed or injured on top of Oak Mountain in Shelby County, Alabama during the night of October.Lq, 1969. The cause of death was attributed to an attraction of the birds to the mercury vapor lights surrounding a four-acre comfort station on U.S. Highway 280 approximately 20 miles southeast of Birmingham.
Author: James E. Keeler
Volume Number: 17 Year Published: 1969
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 79
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1969/Vol 17 No. 3, 4_1969_p79-80.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1969/Vol 17 No. 3, 4_1969.pdf