Canadian urban skies turn lethal for migratory birds. An unintended but fatal flaw in the design of building glass has contributed to the deaths of millions of birds in Canada.
BIRD SAFE GLASS
Video series by Walker Glass Company Ltd. with Dr. Daniel Klem Jr., Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology, Muhlenberg College, PA. Each video is only a few minutes long.
An easy read that explores effective bird deterrent products.
BIRD FRIENDLY GUIDE
CITY OF MARKHAM
City of Markham, bird-friendly design guide.
A joint initiative on the worldwide bird loss dilemma.
SWISS ORNITHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Research on glass and light concerning bird strikes
AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Year-round monitoring at a Pacific coastal campus reveals similar winter and spring collision mortality and high vulnerability of the Varied Thrush.
LIGHTS OUT FOR BIRDS
Short video illustrates the dangers of bright lights at night and how it directly relates to bird-window collision.
TORONTO STAR ARTICLE
"Do Your Part To Protect Migrating Birds This Spring" opinion article by Priya Ramsingh.
Bird protection treatments reduce bird-window collision risk at low-rise buildings within a Pacific coastal protected area
'It was awful': Spring migration has begun and fatal bird strikes are on the rise.
National Geographic Video: How Better Glass Can Save Hundreds of Millions of Birds a Year. Less than 4 min. long.
A government summary on bird strikes in Canada.
BIRD FRIENDLY GLASS
CITY OF TORONTO
Toronto city publication on bird-friendly design.
7 SIMPLE ACTIONS
TO HELP BIRDS
Easy and implementable actions to help birds.
BIO ONE COMPLETE
Bird–building collisions in the United States: Estimates of annual mortality and species vulnerability research paper.
Precedence setting legal decision for bird building collisions.
INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY ASSOCIATION
Outdoor lighting basics and recommendations to minimize the harmful effects of light pollution
GLOBE AND MAIL ARTICLE
"The loss of three billion birds in North America is the canary in the coal mine" by David Bird.
Article from Sarnia & Lambton County This Week with Western University Ph.D. student Brendon Samuels.
Photo by: Mike Hensen/The London Free Press
An extensive list of window treatment options to prevent bird collisions. Note: Also covers which applications are NOT adequate.
Covers bird-friendly building design in both new construction and existing buildings.
Award winning documentary.
AVIAN CONSERVATION & ECOLOGY
A first estimate for Canada of the number of birds killed by colliding with building windows.
Annual event that utilizes citizen science to log bird building collisions.
How porch lights can endanger migratory birds, drawing them off course and putting them at risk of exhaustion, injury and death.
"Up to 1,500 birds may have flown into Philadelphia skyscrapers -- in a single day" by Giulia Heyward and Saeed Ahmed.
CITY & STATE