Nearly half of all window strikes happen at houses. That’s why it’s so important that you do what you can to make your viewing area safe for birds. Your strike-proofing project need not break the bank—plenty of DIY solutions will make your windows safe.

  • Move bird feeders and birdbaths at least 30 feet away from windows, or up close to windows (less than 3 feet away).
  • Relocate large houseplants away from windows where birds often collide with the glass.
  • Apply decals to the outside of windows—but lots of them, no more than 4 inches apart.
  • Apply a window film with a pattern to the outside of the window. CollidEscape or Solyx offer some good solutions.
  • Apply netting, bird screens, hanging strips, or other products over the outside of the window.  Options include Acopian BirdSavers, Polly™Net bird netting, and others
  • Shades that roll down over the window also help reduce collisions, by making the window look solid to birds.