About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

How to stop birds hitting windows

Spring is the beginning of bird migration throughout the area and unfortunately the change in light and the unfamiliar surroundings cause birds to fall victim to window strikes. Millions of birds are killed each year from flying into windows. Now you can help prevent these collisions with a simple, easy to apply window decal.

Wild Birds Unlimited – East Lansing has WindowAlert static-cling decals that contain a component which brilliantly reflects ultraviolet sunlight.

This ultraviolet light is invisible to humans, but glows like a stoplight for birds. WindowAlert decals help birds see windows and avoid striking the glass. To the human eye, the decals appear as frosted or etched glass. WindowAlert decals come in many shapes including leaves, hummingbird, butterfly, hawk and snowflake.

If you do have a window strike and the bird is injured CALL FOR ADVICE! The best course may be no interference. For a list of licensed rehabilitators click HERE. Or visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at: http://www.michigandnr.com/dlr/

If the attack on windows is a regular occurrence and not just an accidental window strike, the likely behavior is a reaction to the bird interpreting its reflection as an intruder on its territory. Some birds are highly territorial and defend their nesting area vigorously in the spring. The Warning Web is a patented method of getting birds to avoid the window thinking that it is a spider web. And yet to our human eyes it practically disappears when on window.
Related Articles:
Emergency Numbers for injured birds http://bit.ly/KLhavK
How to stop the Mad Cardinal Attacking My Window. http://bit.ly/KLhESM
How do Birds Migrate? http://bit.ly/nNCI6d
Follow spring migration patterns online http://goo.gl/WLGiu

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