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 in the U.S alone. Birds collide with buildings and other types of man-made structures for several reasons. At night migrating birds can be distracted by bright lights on buildings, street lights, bridges, or even ships. And birds can be deceived by the reflective and transparent qualities of glass regardless of the time of day and whether or not they are migrating. Audubon chapters, centers and programs across the country are working to make buildings and other types of man-made structures 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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Bird-Window Collision Working Group
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Bird-Window Collision Working Group

Pennsylvania Chapters Help Make the Built Environment Safer for Birds

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A Bird-Friendlier Campus
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A Bird-Friendlier Campus

A Partnership Between University of Pennsylvania & Audubon Pennsylvania

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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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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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