• About FLAP Canada

    Swallow landing on a branch

Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada is a registered Canadian charity widely recognized as the pre-eminent authority on the bird-building collision issue.

Each year in Canada, around 25 million migratory birds die as a direct result of collisions with buildings. We can only expect that number to grow unless we all work together to help mitigate local biodiversity loss through urban development that considers wildlife species.

For almost 30 years, FLAP Canada has engaged millions of people with dozens of campaigns and initiatives with one goal: keep birds safe from deadly collisions with buildings.

common yellowthroat singing

Who would have thought that the song of one bird could be loud enough to change the world? Read FLAP Canada’s origin story.

Our Mission

FLAP Canada is dedicated to safeguarding migratory birds in the built environment through education, policy development, research, rescue and rehabilitation.

Our Vision

We envision a 24-hour collision-free
built environment for migratory birds.

How Our Work Keeps Birds Safe

Bird being released

Since 1993, FLAP Canada has been using on-the-ground conservation, advocacy, policy development, research, awareness, education and outreach to reach millions of people.  We are committed to:

  • Educating our communities through awareness
  • Engaging our communities through citizen science
  • Advocating volunteerism for bird recovery, rescue and rehabilitation
  • Showcasing bird-deterrent solutions for homeowners
  • Showcasing bird-deterrent solutions for government, institutions, commercial and industry, while enabling bird-safe conditions through BirdSafe® standards and building risk assessment services (design and retrofit stages)

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