Windows are everywhere: in our homes, offices, stores, cottages...everywhere. Bird Collisions with windows is a leading cause of bird death across North America. At FLAP Canada, we share our knowledge - gained from over 20 years of experience in the field - and have designed this website to help reverse this threat.
SAFE WINGS OTTAWA
Safe Wings Ottawa is a new bird conservation initiative of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club inspired by the work of FLAP Canada. We are excited and grateful to have this ambitious young group focussed on bird/building collisions in Canada's capital city. By sharing data and knowledge, and maintaining a strong working relationship with local organizations such as Safe Wings Ottawa, we will succeed in the ultimate goal of safeguarding migratory birds from building collisions.
REPORTING SPECIES AT RISK
You can help protect listed bird species at the click of a mouse. Whenever you encounter a listed bird species that has died in a building collision, simply visit the Ministry of Natural Resource's website and fill in their Rare Species Reporting form.
MAKE YOUR BUILDING BirdSafe™
In collaboration with a multitude of stakeholders in the scientific and bird protection community, FLAP Canada has developed the first of its kind -- BirdSafe Standards and Risk Assessment designed to objectively assess a building's risk for bird collisions.
Join our citizen science project
By sharing your bird-window collision encounter, you are contributing to a global database. This will help the scientific and governmental communities better understand the magnitude of the bird-window collision issue and to inspire new and effective bird collision deterrent technologies.
Follow bird migration live
Like air quality, pollen count and UV reports, the FLAP Tracker is a Bird Migration Intensity report that displays current weather conditions, a wind direction map and weather radar technology that helps track the concentration of birds in the Great Lakes region.
HELP AN INJURED BIRD
If you're like the rest of us, it won't be long before you'll encounter a bird that has been injured from a window collision. Leaving this defenseless bird on the ground to recover from its injuries is not recommended. Instead, the bird will need all the help it can get...and this starts with you.
MAKE YOUR HOME SAFE FOR BIRDS
Now that winter is upon us, our bird feeders will be busier than ever. With this increase in activity comes an increase in bird collisions with your home windows. You can help reduce, and in some cases eliminate this threat with easy and inexpensive window treatments. Start by visiting our collision prevention page.
JOIN THE BIRD RESCUE TEAM
There are over 940,000 registered buildings for the City of Toronto alone, not to mention the millions more across North America. All of these buildings have the potential for bird/window collisions. FLAP Canada needs your help to conduct search and rescue patrols for these fallen birds.
TRYING TO KEEP REAL JAYS SAFE
Like the Toronto Blue Jays team, the feathered Blue Jay needs our support more than ever. This lucky Blue Jay was rescued from a window collision at the Blue Jays Way and Front Street intersection in Toronto. See page 11 of the 24 Hours Toronto newspaper.
FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program) CANADA
OUR MISSION: Working to safeguard migratory birds in the urban environment through education, policy development, research, rescue and rehabilitation.
OUR VISION: Create a 24-hour collision-free urban environment for migratory birds.