By Brendon Samuels If you follow FLAP and are reading this, then you probably care about conserving birds in your community. Unfortunately, there are a lot of buildings already out there, and others still being constructed, that pose a great risk of birds colliding with windows. Until existing building windows are retrofitted, or new buildings […]
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Collisions with buildings, both during the day and at night, pose a lethal threat to bird species worldwide. FLAP Canada has been working to protect birds from this leading cause of death since 1993. Despite our best efforts, many challenges in these early days made it difficult for us to advocate for bird-safe practices at […]
You’re enjoying some blissful sleep, when suddenly, you’re woken by an incessant tapping at your window. Cozy and content in your warm refuge, you try to ignore it, hoping it will soon stop. It doesn’t. Begrudgingly, you get out of bed and open your blinds to find a bird at your window, aggressively fighting an […]
How long have you been a FLAP volunteer? Approximately 10 years. In what capacity do you volunteer? Downtown Toronto patroller. I walk around the downtown core for 1-2 hours looking for birds that have collided with buildings. Too often they are dead but enough are alive to keep up the optimism. What initially drew you […]
More and more businesses and organizations are committing to reducing their environmental footprint in the workplace. Besides a clear environmental benefit, investing in corporate sustainability can increase employee satisfaction and wellbeing, be marketed as a competitive edge, and even improve your bottom line. No matter how big or small your organization (or budget), there are […]
Environmentally conscious would-be vacationers are being misled by false promises. Clever marketers paint an irresistible picture of a novel and eco-friendly retreat. “Come immerse yourself in nature!” they say. In the middle of an unspoiled forest, you can stay in a supposedly ‘green’ cabin, which, with its mirrored exterior, is specifically designed to camouflage perfectly […]
How long have you been a FLAP volunteer? I joined the FLAP board in a volunteer capacity in 2019. It’s been great to be part of such a committed organization, whose work and efforts I’ve followed for over a decade. In what capacity do you volunteer? As a volunteer Board member, I work to find […]
High collision mortality documented during winter and migration spurs conservation action at the University of British Columbia. By Krista De Groot Most collision research has occurred during fall and spring migration in the eastern half of North America, creating both a seasonal and a regional bias in published results. However, after conducting collision research across […]
Fall bird migration is just around the corner, and with it, an increased risk of birds fatally colliding with buildings during their amazing journeys. Bird-window collisions are at their peak in the fall as billions of beautiful, colourful birds (and all the babies born in the summer) must navigate through unfamiliar urban areas on the […]
How long have you been a FLAP volunteer? I have been a FLAP volunteer since 2011. In what capacity do you volunteer? I am a bird rescue volunteer. I patrol the buildings in the Scarborough Town Centre area and have recently starting patrolling buildings in Markham. What initially drew you to volunteer with FLAP? I […]