Deep in the heart of Texas, the stars at night burn big and bright, but if you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of the Milky Way over Austin, you are probably out of luck.

As the region continues to experience rapid growth, Austinites are robbed of the spectacular night sky – but none are as harmed as birds.

Read more from Caley Zuzula and Azalia Rodriguez in this op-ed from The Austin Chronicle here.