Updated: Apr 7, 2021
Adopt bird friendly features
Use glass with ceramic patterns, frits and dots. Several leading organizations have created guidelines for builders and renovators to follow.
Bird-Friendly Building Design from American Bird Conservancy
Best Practices for Effective Lighting from the City of Toronto
Pilot credits- Bird Collision Deterrence and Sustainable Sites credit- Light Pollution Reduction from USGBC LEED certification program
Place bird feeders properly
Feeders attract bird visitors. To avoid collisions, make sure to place them either within 3 feet or further than 10 feet from windows.
Keep cats indoors
Domestic and feral cats are the number-one direct threat to birds. They are responsible for an estimated 2.4 billion bird deaths annually. Keeping cats indoors prevents them from attacking birds and other small animals.
Share your knowledge with others and encourage city officials and neighbors to participate in the Lights Out for Wildlife program.