Bird-window collisions

New York Times on windows and birds

An article in the Aug 28, 2010 edition of the New York Times – Warning to Birds: All-Glass Buildings Ahead – describes recent developments in window technology to prevent bird collisions, which is very encouraging because it demonstrates a recognition of the issue by the major news media and by industry. Thanks to the work being done …

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Promising new window film may prevent bird collisions

The most recent research by Dr. Daniel Klem, who has been studying the problem of bird/window collisions since the 1990s, has just been published in the June 2009 Wilson Bulletin. It is available, along with lots of other bird/window resources, at his website here. Klem tested the effectiveness of various window treatments confirming, for example, …

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More Bird-friendly Window Treatments

Just a quick update on my window-collisions research: I’ve heard from several more people who have tried the highlighter with pretty good success. Continuing my own experiments here I’ve had over a month of 100% success with an array of monofilament stretched between two wooden boards outside the window. The monofilament is suspended a couple …

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More on windows and birds

After a week of pretty good success on the windows, today was cold with light snow, and the bird feeder was very active. I realized last week that one of many variables I need to consider when I record bird-strikes-per-hour is bird activity, but I haven’t tried to record that yet other than excluding long …

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