The FLAP program in Toronto was the first to raise awareness of the problem lights pose for birds in an urban center, starting in 1993.
In 1999, Audubon and partners established the first Lights Out program in Chicago. Since then, groups in many other cities have organized programs to make a difference for birds:
- Flagstaff, Arizona - Lights Out - Dark Skies Coalition
- San Francisco, California - Lights Out San Francisco - Golden Gate Audubon
- Washington DC - Lights Out DC - City Wildlife
- Wilmington, Delaware - Lights Out Wilmington - Delmarva Ornithological Society
- Chicago, Illinois - Lights Out - Chicago Audubon
- Indianapolis, Indiana - Lights Out Indy - Amos Butler Audubon
- Boston, Massachusetts - Lights Out Boston - Mass Audubon / City of Boston
- Baltimore, Maryland - Lights Out Baltimore - Baltimore Bird Club
- Detroit, Ann Arbor, Jackson, Michigan - Project Safe Passage Great Lakes - Detroit Audubon / Michigan Audubon
- Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Minnesota - Bird Safe/Lights Out - Audubon Minnesota
- Charlotte, North Carolina - Charlotte's Lights Out - Mecklenburg Audubon
- Raleigh, North Carolina - Raleigh Lights Out - Wake Audubon
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Lights Out Winston-Salem - Audubon Society of Forsyth County
- New York, New York - Project Safe Flight - NY City Audubon
- Columbus, Ohio - Lights Out Columbus - Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Lights Out Toronto - FLAP / City of Toronto
- Portland, Oregon - Lights Out Portland - Audubon Society of Portland
- Bend, Oregon - Lights Out Bend - East Cascade Audubon Society
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Night Guardians for Songbirds (Wings) - Wisconsin Humane Society
View the American Bird Conservancy's map of US Cities with Lights Out Programs
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