Birds

Protecting Birds from Striking Glass Windows

Magnolia Warbler Photo: Seth Davis/Audubon Photography Awards
Birds

Protecting Birds from Striking Glass Windows

This webpage is to introduce you to the issue of bird-window collisions, hopefully to impress upon you as to how wide-spread and disastrous it is, and just how avoidable it can be. 


A form for recording how you are protecting birds at your own home is coming soon. Please check back!

Calendar of events link coming soon.

 

The Bird Collision Working Group Project

Peer-reviewed, published research estimates that a minimum average of one million birds collide with windows in the USA daily; 365 - 988 million annually. The Bird-window Collision Working Group (BCWG) has developed an outreach program intended to address and reduce avian mortality at residential and low-rise buildings. The BCWG includes the Acopian Center at Muhlenberg College, Audubon Pennsylvania, and the Lehigh Valley and Wyncote Audubon Societies. Trained volunteers will educate people about the causes and patterns of collisions and ways they can be prevented. The program will provide a means to share stories of successful mitigations they have completed with others through social media and the Audubon website. A portal to collect data on each individual’s actions will be key part of the engagement and recognition strategy. The project will provide a path to move individuals from personal action to collective community action. To succeed, the project will connect with partners that include, nature centers, bird clubs, garden clubs, civic associations, and others.

To request a presentation contact: BirdWindowCWG@gmail.com

Read here about the proposed federal law that could save countless birds from death by glass.

If you were able to attend the Baird Ornithological Club Window Collision presentation on November 9 in Reading, please take a moment to give us feedback! (Survey only takes about 3 minutes to complete.)

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Saenger Home: Henningsville, PA. Acopian Birdsavers used on a window known to average 100 bird-window collisions annually- now maybe 1 or 2 a year.
Saenger Home: Henningsville, PA. Acopian Birdsavers used on a window known to average 100 bird-window collisions annually- now maybe 1 or 2 a year.
Image of dots attached to a home owners window to help birds see the glass instead of only the reflection of the outside world.

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Be sure to download the PDF below for information regarding how to protect your own home!

Downloadable Resources

How you can help, right now