Knowledge is key to reducing bird collisions. At American Bird Conservancy, we're dedicated to providing the public with the information and analyses necessary to prevent bird collisions.
Our library contains a collection of materials produced by American Bird Conservancy that offer guidance based on both science and experience.
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Spreadsheet of bird-friendly materials, including descriptions, Threat Factors, sources, and other information.
Basic language to use as a basis for crafting new legislation or evaluating proposed or existing legislation.
This class focuses on materials used in bird-friendly design and the legislative landscape architects now encounter.
An overview of materials commonly used in bird-friendly design, including glass with fritted, printed, etched and UV patterns, spandrel glass and sunshades.
A brief description of the tunnel test, from acquiring birds to calculating a Material Threat Factor.
A Review Of Experimental Methods Used To Test The Effectiveness Of Bird-Deterring Glass. This survey includes early work by Martin Rössler at Hohenau, Dr. Dan Klem at Muhlenberg College and ABC at Carnegie Museum's Powdermill Avian Research Center.
A discussion about how placement on different layers of glass makes patterns more or less effective at reducing collisions. Also discussed are other factors that influence effectiveness – no single factor is ever the entire answer!
This one-pager briefly describes the basics for stopping collisions on existing glass and lists the types of solutions and where to find them.