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News and Perspectives on Bird Conservation
A New Jersey College Takes Action to Stop Bird Collisions
By Aditi DesaiAugust 30, 2017
The glass facade of Atlantic Cape Community College seems ordinary at first glance. But upon closer inspection, the windows are treated with a material that eliminates reflections and provides visibility from within. A film called CollidEscape, which prevents bird collisions, clings to the window's surface. Birds like Wood Thrush benefit from this simple modification.
Nestled near the Atlantic Ocean in New Jersey, Atlantic Cape Community College's Cape May County Campus is in a region of supreme importance to migratory birds. Soon after redesigning their campus building, students and staff noticed dead birds near its sparkling glass windows. They knew they had to take action. View our latest video from the field to learn more.
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Sincerest thanks to Lisa Apel-Gendron, Dr. Tammy DeFranco, Rob Townsend, John Wade, and Atlantic Cape Community College for supporting bird conservation on their campus. And many thanks to Alexis Pazmiño for editing this video.
Aditi Desai is Director of Multimedia and Assistant Director of Communications at ABC. Her storytelling work has taken her from the prairies of North Dakota to the beaches of Honduras. She spent two days learning about the heroic staff members who fought to make Atlantic Cape Community College bird-friendly.