Bird Window Strike Solutions
We have seen numbers quoted anywhere between 1 million and one billion per year birds dying from window strikes.. Window strikes defeat what we want to accomplish, which is a mutual environment for us to enjoy backyard bird watching while being safe for wildlife.
Approximately 1 billion birds die from flying into windows each year. We have seen numbers quoted anywhere between 1 million and one billion per year. Window strikes defeat the goal of mutual environment pleasant for us while being safe for our feathered friends. Birds may hit windows because they can not see the glass at all, or they see a reflection of the outdoors and try to fly through what looks like open space. Here are some solutions which may help you if you have this problem in your own home.
Since it is thought that birds see a reflection of sky or trees in windows, they continue flying into what they think is a safe area and end up flying directly into the glass. This issue becomes a deadly one to wild birds when they are flying at full speed. The impact against the glass can kill a bird. At slower speeds the impact may simply stun them. A bird will build up it's speed withing 10 to 15 feet of takeoff, so you have feeders placed near windows, it is suggested that you try to move the feeder closer to the window so that the bird may not build up speed after takeoff. A pole mounted bird feeder or wall hanger works best in this situation. Keep feeders within 10-15 feet of windows and see if this helps prevent window strikes. Decals are also a good solution to window strike problems as they break up the reflection of sky or woods. Decals are available which reflect ultraviolet sunlight that visible to birds while being invisible to humans.