Entries by FLAP Canada

Meet the Birds of Global Bird Rescue: 2020 Edition

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Vicki Soon-Ai Low

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 […]

Mitigating Glass Railings

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. […]

Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives

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 […]

Backyards for Birds

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Ben Coleman

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 […]

Homeowners Share Creative Ways to Prevent Birds from Hitting Windows

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Audrey Duff

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 […]