Birds are vanishing at an alarming rate
In September, 2019, scientists reported the number of birds in Canada and the United States fell by 29 percent since 1970. That’s staggering. And the majority of that decline is due to bird collisions with glass windows, walls, and other built structures. Making windows safer for birds can prevent collisions and conserve bird populations.
The solution to the bird-building collision problem goes further because birds don’t see the world the way we do. Glass is not an object to them. It lies in understanding birds and the science of bird behaviour, and comprehending the surrounding ecosystem – water, topography, food source, lighting – in order to act on bird-safe solutions.