Windows and glass

Windows, glass doors, greenhouses and even decorative mirrors can be lethal for birds

 

Many birds only see open sky reflected in the glass and don’t realise it is a flat surface

 

Often the first you know about this is the loud bang of the bird impact. 

 

Larger birds can sometimes survive the impact, but most smaller birds die from their injuries or from shock.  Do anything you can to limit bird strikes.

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  • Rooms with windows facing each other are often more susceptible to bird strikes
     

  • Windows with net curtains or blinds are less likely to be struck
     

  • Decals of bird silhouettes or patterns are available to help birds to see the window surface
     

  • Ornamental mirrors are not recommended for outdoor use

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We like these window marker kits from Canadian company, Feather Friendly.

These unobtrusive yet highly effective window markers fit to the outside of your windows to help prevent bird collisions. Designed to break up surface reflections without damaging the glass, the kit comes with everything you need, and you can buy multiple rolls depending on how many windows you need to cover.

To find out more or to order click here to visit the Feather Friendly website.

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The Messenger is an amazing film about migrating birds and here is a section of that film about birds colliding with windows: