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DESIGN FEATURES

PARALLEL GLASS: Windows that face toward each other rather than toward the outdoors helps reduce the likelihood of the natural environment being reflected in the glass.
ANGLING WALLS: Adopting this approach in building design has its downfalls. It increases engineering and buildings cost, while has limited effectiveness at reducing bird impacts.

Consider the surrounding examples of bird-friendly design features before designing your new construction with birds in mind. Each of these examples hold various levels of effectiveness as a bird/window collision deterrent.

Keep in mind that it is essential to also adopt FLAP Canada’s Visual Marker Standards to most effectively reduce the potential for bird death at your new construction.

AWNINGS & OVERHANGS: Contrary to what was once considered a bird-friendly design feature, overhangs do not mute reflective and/or transparent properties of glass deeming it all but ineffective at reducing bird collisions.
EXTERIOR LIVING WALLS: These systems serve as a buffer-like strategy where a birds' flight speed is reduced as they slow to perch on greenery. Similar to sun shades, this technique also provides a cooling effect for interior spaces.
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BIRD DETERRENT STRATEGIES