Bird-building collisions are a leading threat to bird populations, but there are relatively simple solutions. More and more cities and levels of government across North America are now requiring that buildings be designed to be safe for birds.
On October 20, 2021, join FLAP Canada for a FREE all-day virtual workshop on bird-safe building strategies designed specifically for industry professionals. Featuring speakers with expertise in bird biology, bird-safe architecture, and law, this workshop will provide participants with a deep understanding of the bird-building collision issue, while offering opportunities to network and build relationships with other industry professionals and government agencies. FLAP Canada aims to equip future leaders in government and industry sectors with the knowledge necessary for creating a bird-safe built environment.
Workshop Learning Objectives
- Understand why birds hit windows and how bird migration influences the risk of day-time and night-time collisions
- Understand the conservation implications of bird collisions with glass
- Identify regional, local, and building-level factors that make bird collisions more likely to occur
- Identify options to assess buildings for collision risk, including monitoring programs, FLAP Canada’s BirdSafe® Building Risk Assessment service, and FLAP Canada’s DIY Building Risk Assessment App
- Be able to identify effective and ineffective mitigation strategies, and understand what makes an effective or ineffective mitigation strategy
- Understand the importance of due diligence to protect birds under provincial and federal law
- Identify current bird-safe building standards and potential building certification opportunities