Glass collisions kill up to 1 billion birds in the U.S. each year, and almost half happen at home windows. To address the collisions crisis, we need to make existing buildings safer for birds. Below, you will find a variety of ABC bird-safe window resources designed to help reduce collisions wherever they occur.
Are birds colliding with your home or building? Use our guide to find solutions and protect birds!
Our homeowners' guide provides a brief explanation of the principles used to deter collisions, plus solutions ranging from quick and inexpensive decals to high-end features like motorized solar shades, along with links to help you find them.
Birds don't understand the concept of glass as an invisible barrier that can also be a mirror. They take what they see literally: Glass appears to be habitat they can fly into, whether that habitat is reflected or visible through glass.
"At Atlanta Audubon, we have retrofitted seven buildings with Collidescape film and have been very happy with the results. The retrofit looks sleek and also makes the windows bird-friendly and allows for public education."
Atlanta Audubon Society
Visit our photo gallery to see how a variety of materials and techniques can be used to make buildings safe for birds and great for people.
ABC's collisions experts, Christine Sheppard, Ph.D., and Bryan Lenz, Ph.D., answer 14 of the most frequently asked questions about bird strikes.
Our video provides a quick explanation of why birds hit windows, a bird's-eye view of a window strike, and simple, affordable bird-safe window solutions.