• Bird conservation starts with keeping birds safe

    Safeguarding migratory birds in built environments for over 25 years


At FLAP Canada, it’s our mission to inform and educate people to take actions that keep birds safe from daytime and nighttime bird-building collision threats; homes, workplaces or other built structures.

Over 25 million birds fatally collide with windows in Canada every year.




In 2007, the City of Toronto, working in partnership with FLAP Canada and other stakeholders, published the world’s first Bird Friendly-Development Guidelines (BFDG). Since then, FLAP has consulted with numerous cities across Canada and the United States to implement similar guidelines and standards. Vancouver, Calgary, Markham, Chicago, and San Francisco are just a few of the municipalities that recognize bird collisions with the built environment pose a significant threat to birds, and have adopted some form of bird-building collision management strategies.

On November 25, 2020, the City of Ottawa staff & councillors joined the growing list of cities to adopt bird–building collision management strategies through the introduction of its voluntary Bird-Safe Design Guidelines (BSDG). FLAP Canada is honored and proud to have been included in this process and wish to thank all those involved who helped make this possible.


Sign Petition to Update Ontario’s Building Code to Save Birds

Sign the petition for the MMAH to incorporate the CSA standard into the Building Code to save the lives of millions of birds.

MEDIA RELEASE: October 8, 2020


Buy Bird Friendly® Coffee

FLAP Canada is honored and excited to be a partner with Le Nichoir in their Café Bird Friendly® initiative. It is another way we can all protect migratory birds and their wintering grounds.

By purchasing FLAP Canada’s brand of Bird Friendly® coffee, you not only help support the preservation of habitat so critical to migratory bird survival, but also our efforts to help keep them safe from collisions with buildings during their tumultuous migration journeys.

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- 18 hours ago

Feeder placement is also important. https://t.co/0ILmJ2ifz5
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- 19 hours ago

@GeorgiaAudubon: When your ducks are already in a row >>>>>> https://t.co/U30O1SnUzg
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- 1 day ago

@heidicleven: American Woodcock in Bryant Park two years ago. You can see the reflection of the buildings in its eye. It’s a perilous journey for them - they can’t see the glass. They’re migrating through now and several have already been found dead 💔 Please treat your windows if you can! https://t.co/Sotmb6I0sp
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- 1 day ago

@eyeonthefly: all my observations this week are also going on https://t.co/uo9XmMB61f for #globalbirdrescue
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- 1 day ago

NEW BLOG POST: Today we shine a spotlight on our bird rescue volunteer, Anne van Elsen. A #volunteer since 2010, Anne offers her thoughts, “For us it is just a matter of time and effort but for each bird it is a matter of life and death.” https://t.co/UpTg4DXdyG
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Coupon Code

With your purchase of Feather Friendly® ‘DIY’ tape,  you can help FLAP Canada keep birds safe. Use the coupon code “FlapCanada2020” to ensure 10% of your purchase goes towards FLAP Canada’s bird conservation efforts.

How To Install Tape

Check out our blog post on how to install Feather Friendly® ‘DIY’ tape. If you have already installed your own window visual markers, we would love to hear about it!

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