December 10, 2019 –  The City Council is expected to soon approve legislation that aims to make new buildings constructed in New York much less likely to kill or injure birds.  The “bird-friendly” bill sailed through a Council committee with no opposition on Monday, and sources said it’s set to get a green light from lawmakers on Tuesday.  The law, which would go into effect next December, mandates that all new construction and major alterations to buildings include special materials along facades to avoid avian strikes.  The legislation is the result of years of lobbying by bird experts, advocates and rehabilitators who have seen firsthand the results of birds flying into buildings.