Bird-Friendly Buildings

Creating safer environments for birds in our communities.

Photo: Halkin Mason Photography/DIGSAU/The Discovery Center

Glass and lights present major hazards to birds, killing hundreds of millions of birds each year. Birds hit buildings at all hours during the day and night. Birds hit buildings at all hours during the day and night. At night migrating birds can be distracted by bright lights in our cities. During the day the problem is reflection or other confusing aspects of glass. Audubon chapters, centers and programs across the country are working to make buildings safer for birds - both day and night. 

Lights Out and Reflective Surfaces
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Lights Out and Reflective Surfaces

Artificial lights and reflective surfaces create hazards to birds in migration. Here are some solutions to minimize these dangers.

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Protecting Birds from Striking Glass Windows
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Protecting Birds From Striking Glass Windows

Bird-window collisions are wide-spread and disastrous, but there are actions you can take to avoid them.

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Four Decades of Building Strike Records Point to ‘Super Collider’ Birds
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Four Decades of Building Strike Records Point to ‘Super Collider’ Birds

A new study finds that quiet fliers are safer than more social species when it comes to avoiding urban hazards on nocturnal migrations.

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Bird-Safe Buildings Act
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Bird-Safe Buildings Act

Rep. Quigley Reintroduces Bird-Safe Buildings Act to Prevent Bird Collisions

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Empowering Local Communities
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Empowering Local Communities

Advocating for Proclamations, Resolutions, and Ordinances

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By Design: An Architectural Awakening Could Save Billions of Birds
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By Design: An Architectural Awakening Could Save Billions of Birds

As many as one billion North American birds die each year in after colliding with windows. Innovations can help them steer clear.

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