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Windows Are The Silent Killers Of Countless Birds Every Year, So Here’s How To Make Your Home Safer And Protect Your Feathered Friends From Fatal Collisions

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The world is filled with feathered friends, flitting and floating about their natural habitats. But, their tranquility is often shattered by a common yet overlooked danger lurking in our own homes– windows.

Yes, those clear, glassy panes might light up our houses by allowing sunlight in. But, even though they offer us a view of the great outdoors, they’re still serious hazards for birds.

The Harsh Reality Of Bird-Window Collisions

Bird-window collisions are much more common than you might think. In fact, up to 1 billion birds die each year in the United States after colliding with glass.

Birds, unable to perceive glass as a solid barrier, either see reflections of the sky and trees or spot indoor plants through windows and believe they can fly through. And sadly, these collisions often result in severe injuries or fatalities for our local feathered friends.

Understanding The Bird-Glass Conundrum

When it comes to why birds keep hitting windows, it all boils down to a simple yet critical problem: birds just don’t see glass the way we do.

For them, the reflective or transparent nature of glass is deceptive. They either see it as an extension of the sky and landscape or are lured by indoor greenery visible through the glass.

This misunderstanding between birds and our architectural norms is a recipe for disaster.

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