Sources of Bird Fatalities

One.More.Generation is involved with many initiatives and we are always trying to help friends and colleagues who are also trying to make a difference. Recently, our Director of Avian Research had an opportunity to work with a Professor of Psychology at Muhlenberg College – Dr. Jeffrey Rudski, Ph.D and he was wondering if we would be able to help him out with a research study being conducted this semester at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Obviously, we want to help. Here is more information on their project:


Sources of Bird Fatalities Survey

We are soliciting public assistance with a research study being conducted this semester (Spring 2011) at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.

Many birds are killed each year by various forms of human technology and activity. Some of these human-made hazards attract much more attention than do others.

We are interested in how various factors that have been shown to influence people’s perceptions of the risks posed by nuclear power or sources of water pollution (e.g., is it a ‘new’ hazard, how ‘natural’ does the hazard seem) may also contribute to peoples’ perceptions of various hazards to birds.

This information will be useful in helping to strategize campaigns to raise awareness with regard to different threats to wild birds and natural systems.

We would greatly appreciate your participation by completing the following survey:

Participant responses are anonymous and confidential. No personally-identifying information is requested in the survey. The survey takes about 25 minutes or less to complete. This research project has met Muhlenberg College’s Institutional Review policy requirements.

At the end of the survey, participants will be re-directed to a separate page upon which to request a summary of research findings, if desired.

If you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact me directly as principle investigator.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and assistance with this research, it is appreciated.


Jeffrey Rudski, Ph.D

Professor of Psychology

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA 18104