Bird-safe Buildings: Get Your Windows Ready for Fall Migration
From the Tucson Audibon Society
Thanks Craig Surprise for sharing
Bird migration is in full swing in Arizona. Millions of birds travel through our area to their wintering grounds every fall. This time is also a dangerous one for birds. 365 million to 1 billion birds die from window strikes every year, in the US alone. Most of these window strikes occur in low-rise buildings.
We can help birds get to their wintering grounds safely as well as provide a safe environment for resident birds. Here is what you can do:
• Reduce artificial light at night. All outdoor lighting should be shielded downward and serve a purpose.
• Report your window strikes to help us learn about the species and areas affected.
• Make windows visible to birds. Decals, tape, paint, or cord can be used to treat the outside of the window to alert birds of a barrier.
•Details and more information at tucsonaudubon.org/window-strikes