Reducing Bird Strikes To Windows
Bird strikes against windows are in a significant source of mortality to birds. Recent research in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology (volume 120 issue 3) suggested that window strikes to high-rise commercial buildings actually account for five times more bird mortality than previously estimated. They determined that the presence of food sources and cover them proximity to these commercial buildings increased the likelihood of bird strikes against Windows.
So to prevent and reduce the likelihood of bird strikes to windows, be sure that trees are far removed from buildings and avoid using fruit bearing trees near structures with large arrays of windows.
Change windows so that they are more opaque and less reflective so that birds don’t see through them nor think that the window is clear sky.
About the Author
Stephen M. Vantassel is a Certified Wildlife Control Operator (CWCP®) who helps individuals, businesses, and agencies resolve wildlife damage issues through training, writing, expert witness, and research. His latest books are the Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition and The Practical Guide to the Control of Feral Cats. He can be contacted at wildlifecontrolconsultant at gmail dot com.
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