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.