Balcony Birding: A Great Way to Enjoy Birds While We Stay Home

By Monika Croydon Balcony birding is the hot new hobby! No traveling or social distancing required, with easy access to food, drinks, and washrooms. Lockdowns don’t stop the birds from migrating! Now that we in Ontario are back to a stay-at-home directive, it’s even more important to be able to watch birds safely. I’m very […]

Spring bird migration is underway: Here’s what property managers and owners can do to protect birds

Billions of birds are on the move across North America this spring as they migrate to their northern breeding areas. Unfortunately, many do not reach their destination due to fatal collisions with reflective and transparent glass. Light pollution in urban areas intensifies this problem by throwing migrating birds off course and drawing them closer to […]

Choosing Coffee That Supports Bird Conservation

Ah, coffee. Many of us can’t get through our day without a cup (or three). Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages, but our addiction to caffeine can come with a steep environmental price tag. Most of the coffee we drink comes from plantations that destroy and clear native forest to grow coffee […]

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. […]

An Affordable DIY Option to Prevent Birds From Hitting Windows

Homeowners may be shocked and disheartened when a bird hits their window, but the sad truth is that this happens much more frequently than people think. In Canada, an estimated 25 million birds perish every year due to collisions with glass. 90% of these collisions are thought to happen at single family homes. There is […]

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 […]

How Can I Feed Birds Safely?

Millions of people across Canada feed wild birds as a way to enjoy nature and help birds. But did you know you might actually be putting your feathered friends’ lives in danger by doing so? Feeding birds is not without risks, and one major threat claims the lives of millions of birds every year: collisions […]

Three Ways to Enjoy Birds Without Leaving Your Home

Spring is in the air. The grass is getting greener, robins are singing their hearts out, and a steady stream of migratory songbirds are passing by on their way to their breeding grounds. For those of us who are used to getting out in nature to witness the magic of spring migration, being homebound during […]

How to Install Feather Friendly Tape to Prevent Bird-Window Collisions

With the first few warm days of spring (and bird migration gearing up), it’s the perfect time to help protect the birds you love from a deadly threat at your home: a collision with glass. Luckily, you can prevent birds from having a fatal collision with your windows by providing them with visual cues that […]

How to Show Birds Some Love this Holiday Season

As we rush around this holiday season to find the perfect gift for everyone on our list, and gather together to celebrate with our loved ones, we are surrounded by the spirit of giving. The holidays are also the perfect time to show our feathered friends some extra love! Read on to learn how you […]