Preventing Bird Collisions with Windows

Preventing Bird Window Collisions


Many birds fall victim to collisions with glass windows. Preventing collisions can be achieved quite easily and are quite effective in preventing bird-glass collisions.

Window Films, Tape

There are numerous films and tapes which can be applied directly to the exterior of a window to make it more visible to a bird. THe DIY tape comes in strips, and needs to be applied to the outside of the window. Each strip of dots are spaced 2 inches apart for best results. Visit the Feather Friendly website for purchase and more information: Feather Friendly

Vertical frosted tape, or exterior window markers can also be used to a window to make it more visible. Horizontal lines need to be spaced 2 inches (5 cm) apart, while vertical lines need to be spaced no more than 4 inches (10 cm) apart.

Other Solutions, More Information

THe American Bird Conservancy has more information about birds, threats, and bird collision prevention. You can read more here: American Bird Conservancy, Bird Smart Glass