Birds are smart creatures. However, they are often lured by the reflection of the sky and trees that your windows show. Thinking that their path is clear, they fly straight onto your window. Next thing you hear is that loud thump, which means another winged friend has fallen victim.
Most of the unfortunate birds that hit windows do not survive. They may die from their injuries or get eaten by predators when they’re unable to fly back up quickly. If you want to help reduce the casualties, try these tips!
Move Your Feeders
You can move your feeders either as far away from your windows as possible or close to it. The first solution will obviously keep feeder birds far from the windows. Meanwhile, in the second solution, if the feeders are close enough to the windows, the birds will likely realize that those are actually windows and not a path to the sky. Note that this will only work with feeder birds.
Use Bird-Friendly and Warranty-Friendly Window Stickers
If you don’t want your double-hung windows to be bird-killers, consider using window stickers, tape or decals that are specially designed to reduce window strikes without compromising window views and appearance. Ask your window contractor as well about stick-on muntins.
Don’t Trim Branches by the Window
You can minimize window glass reflectivity with an overhanging branch. Make sure that the branches are positioned in such a way that they are enough to break the reflection but can still give you a good view of the outdoors.
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