Make your Building Bird Safe
Evaluating Attraction and Threat Factors Influencing Bird-Building Collisions
BirdSafe®: building standards and risk assessment—designed by subject expertise in science, biology, ornithology, architecture, engineering and bird conservation communications together with FLAP Canada—objectively assesses design features of a building for the risk it poses for bird-building collisions.
While it is true that all glass poses a risk to birds, some facades experience a much higher frequency of collisions than others. The purpose of an audit is to assess each building facade on its own merit based on regional, local and building factors to identify those that pose the greatest risk to birds. In this way, building owners can choose to address the risk of collisions on a select priority basis.
Our BirdSafe audit consists of:
- onsite visit(s) by a trained FLAP Canada consultant who looks at factors that influence collisions and measures taken to deter birds from injuring themselves on the structure
- a final confidential report includes recommendations on what needs to be done to remediate specific areas of the building on a priority basis
Forward-thinking companies and individuals that follow FLAP's recommendations will:
- save money over the long term through reduced energy consumption
- save bird's lives
- demonstrate leadership and environmental responsibility
- boost company morale - staff and tenants will feel good about protecting migratory birds
A nominal fee for service is charged by the consultant based on the number of facades being assessed. As the need for this services develops, FLAP Canada will set up and be training qualified assessors in Canada and the US.Click here to download the BirdSafe brochure.
To book an appointment, or for more information on how to make your building bird safe, please contact email@example.com.
- Ontario Association of Architects Open Letter on Bird-Friendly Design
- City of Toronto's Bird-Friendly Development Guidelines (see Toronto Green Standard for updated Guidelines)
- City of Toronto’s Toronto Green Standard
- City of Markham's Bird-Friendly Development Guidelines
- City of Calgary’s Bird-Friendly Urban Design Guidelines
- City of Vancouvers's Bird-Friendly Urban Design Guidelines