Windows reflect foliage or sky, which makes them look like welcoming places to fly into. And since there are so many windows, their toll on birds is immense.
Fortunately, you can significantly decrease the danger your home’s windows pose to birds with some simple steps.
Move feeders close to your windows — This way birds won’t be able to build up enough momentum to hurt themselves if they do fly against the glass.
Close curtain and blinds when possible to break up the illusion of clear passage or reflected habitat.
Move houseplants away from windows. Birds may view them as refuges and try to perch on them.
Apply strips of tape to the windows on the outside surface.
Put bird decals on the outside surface of window glass.
Apply soap or window paint to the outside of the windows.
These are just a few of the simple steps that can help to keep our feathered friends flying freely and safely for many seasons to come!