By Kaitlin Brough, FLAP Canada’s Global Bird Rescue Coordinator for 2019 & 2020 As we enter into colder weather in North America, most of the migratory birds have already made their passage south. Sadly, many of these birds never arrive at their wintering grounds because they are killed or injured from collisions with glass during […]
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How long have you been a FLAP volunteer? I have volunteered for FLAP since 2007. In what capacity do you volunteer? I have done a few different things. I patrolled at Consilium Place until a few years ago (and was proud to be one of the witnesses in the lawsuit brought by Ecojustice against the […]
By John Carley All FLAP volunteers and supporters are well aware of the dangers windows present to birds, but all too often we forget about other architectural uses of glass. You’ve probably seen the ad, or one similar – Undisturbed, natural, beautiful – extolling the virtues of frameless glass railings for your home or cottage. […]
By Ted Cheskey and Aly Hyder Ali, Nature Canada In 2013, Canadian Bird Scientist Peter Blanchard authored one of several scientific papers, published in the Journal Avian Ecology and Conservation on human-related causes of bird mortality. The papers quantified a spectrum of human-related causes of bird mortality, using the best science available. The result was […]
By Irene Fedun, Founding Member of FLAP Canada As a founding member of the Fatal Light Awareness Program, I am all too familiar with the painful thud of a bird hitting a window….at the glass towers of downtown Toronto. I’d never known – and never expected – a bird to hit a window in […]
How long have you been a FLAP volunteer? Since about January 2018. I think I first learned about FLAP in late 2016 when one of my classmates in university gave a final project presentation on bird collisions. In what capacity do you volunteer? I volunteer as a board member. In addition to studying ecology and […]
Many homeowners have experienced the heart-breaking thud of a bird hitting their window. Unfortunately, this happens much more frequently than most people realize, but there are many simple and affordable ways to prevent other birds from meeting the same fate. This spring, FLAP Canada hosted the #MakeWindowsBirdSafe contest on social media to educate homeowners about […]
By Brendon Samuels Whether you’re a human driving a car or a bird migrating across a continent, navigating safely at high speed requires awareness of visual signals in the environment. Fortunately for humans, signals along roads and highways are designed to be highly conspicuous so drivers can easily spot them. For example, road signs are […]
How long have you been a FLAP volunteer? Donor since 1996, driver since 2014. In what capacity do you volunteer? Taking birds for medical treatment or for release back to the wild. What initially drew you to volunteer with FLAP? A newspaper article or maybe a FLAP ad about birds hitting windows downtown led me […]