Handy Tips!

There are collision monitoring groups across North America, and we encourage you to support them! You can also check out Just Save Birds on Facebook, to learn more from a community of folks who are active in conservation. You can also log bird collisions at birdmapper.org/app or on iNaturalist

Spacing is key!

Want to help birds at home?
* Use products like external window screens, ABC Bird Tape, Acopian BirdSavers (DIY!), CollidEscape (NOT the "clear" version), Feather Friendly, and Solyx on the outside surface of your windows. Use 2x2 inch spacing for surface applications, or 3-4 inch spacing for cords hanging in front of the glass. Paint markers, ceramic pens, or chalk markers can be used as a quick and easy but long lasting solution for those who are artistically inclined!

Bird and Moon on window strikes:

Not advised:
Bird Crash Preventer is a fishing line system that has inconsistent results and may only be visible to birds when exposed to direct sunlight.
CollidEscape "Clear"
Hawk/raptor decals
UV decals
UV paint

Do check out: Consumer Guide to Bird Window Collision Prevention Systems 
If you opt for using external window screens as a deterrent, consider solar shade screens for their reflection reduction properties. Again, Bird Crash Preventers are *not* advised.

Pennsylvania Audubon has a good comparison of products and costs, however, I *do NOT* suggest blinds or curtains. The photo of tempera paint is one way to apply it, but stencils/patterns/non-solids are also optional. Liquid chalk markers are also handy for those purposes.

* Keep feeders within three feet of your windows (especially if you are using any products other than external screens or CollidEscape solids).
* Use International Dark Sky Association protocol for exterior lighting.
* Keep cats indoors & support TENVAC programs.
* Don't use herbicides or pesticides: plant native plants and install nest boxes. 
* Read up: A Crashless Course in Avoiding Bird Collisions

Want to start your own monitoring project? 
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