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Wildlife groups criticize plans for drone light show over Central Park, say it could impact bird migration patterns

Drone show set for Central Park sparks concerns about migrating birds
Drone show set for Central Park sparks concerns about migrating birds 00:41

NEW YORK -- A drone light show over Central Park is sparking some controversy.

More than 1,000 drones are set to hover over the park for a performance over the park Saturday night. It's being organized by several groups that have held the light shows in other areas.

Some wildlife groups, however, say the devices could impact bird migration patterns.

"Central Park is known for its migrating birds. There are up to 12,000 expected to land any given night when there is no rain," City Councilmember Gale Brewer said.

Brewer says the show should be rescheduled.

"It's not like they would avoid the lights. They might run into the lights. They tend to run into light ... Central Park would not be the place during a migration season to have drones," she said.

Brewer says she has voiced her opposition to the mayor's office and parks department.

The show is still set for Saturday at 7 p.m. Organizers ay the National Audubon Society and other experts believe drones do not appear to impact bird migration.

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