Celebrations are synonymous with fireworks—whether it’s New Year’s Eve, July Fourth, or the Superbowl. But these thrilling displays can prove harmful to birds. Audubon magazine discusses tragic firework-related bird incidents from around the country, including an occurrence in Arkansas when “about 5,000 red-winged blackbirds died on New Year’s Eve 2010 [after] professional-grade fireworks were illegally set off.”  The article explains how birds react to fireworks and outlines ways communities can respond to this problem. FULL STORY