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Anti-Collision Window Clings to Prevent Bird Strikes on Window Glass – Set of 4 Hum…
A preassembled curtain of taut monofilament lines strung three inches apart and five inches from the exterior of a window or sliding-door side panel. Birds see the lines and avoid them, while the space between the lines and glass gives birds that touch them a chance to spread their wings and brace themselves. Available in dark brown and white.
These decals absolutely help prevent bird strikes. I have a bout 3 on each of my sliding glass door panels. You should change them after a season. Very easy to apply and remove.
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Curtains of nylon cords or monofilament lines to hang over a window’s exterior. Birds see these cords and try to avoid them.
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But it doesn’t have to be that way. Toronto, New York, San Francisco, and other cities have started lights-out programs aimed at persuading building owners to turn off lights from dusk to dawn during migration season. Results are promising. Lights Out Chicago, for example, has saved 10,000 birds annually. You can do your part to make the skies friendly for migrating birds by deterring window collisions and minimizing light pollution at your home. Below are some of the best products on the market for doing just that.
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Decals, liquid, and specially coated glass that reflect ultraviolet light, which birds can see but we can’t.
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An easy-to-apply liquid that can be daubed on a window’s exterior and dries clear, leaving marks that birds can see. Use alongside decals for the best coverage and protection against bird strikes. Available at your favorite birding-supply store.
Absolutely works! No more maimed juncos. Replace each Spring during window washing. Best use of Colorforms you’ll ever make!
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3 tips for using decals and paint on windows to prevent bird strikes 1. Use multiple decals; create a pattern that covers the window uniformly. Elements arranged in columns should be four inches apart.
Elements placed in rows should be two inches apart. This is often called the 2 x 4 Rule. 2. Elements should be at least one-eighth inch in width and should contrast as much as possible with the windowpane.
3. Patterns can be placed on the inside or outside of a window that is transparent. If it is reflective, the pattern must be applied to the outside.
Tall urban buildings aren’t the only obstacles migrating birds face, though. Most of the windows birds collide with belong to houses. According to George Fenwick, former president of American Bird Conservancy, a home may kill a dozen or more birds a year without the owner being aware.
Decals cling using either static electricity or a low-tack adhesive. Each has a coating that reflects ultraviolet light, which birds can see but we can’t. When placed on a window’s exterior using the 2 x 4 Rule (see tips for using decals above), the resulting glow pattern deters window strikes. Choose from hummingbirds, butterflies, maple leaves, and other shapes. Available at your favorite birding-supply store.
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1. Use fixtures that are shielded, instead of globe-type models that spew light everywhere. 2. Choose downlighting over uplighting to keep from directing light into the night sky. 3. Use motion sensors to avoid steady-burning lights, and timers to ensure that lights aren’t left on longer than necessary.
4. Look for products that have been approved by the International Dark Sky Association, a nonprofit organization that works to preserve and protect the nighttime environment through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting.
You can find lists of IDA-approved fixtures on the association’s website. Another effective step to consider is controlling the color of the light produced by your home.
Screens, films, decals, and other easy-to-use products that will prevent birds from hitting the windows of your home. By Jennifer Horton | Published: 4/23/2013
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Have used these decals for years and definitely feel they help deter birds. They work with our birds in our rural setting.Read more
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These really work. We saw them at Grandfather Mountain on their windows. We have had a few birds crash into our windows, but after putting these up, no more problems.Read more
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Taking the simple steps listed below — in addition to deploying the products described on this page — will dramatically reduce the chance that birds will be harmed in collisions at your home.
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“Glass art for windows,” these patterned films stick to any smooth surface, decrease glare and UV light, and reduce reflections and the illusion of clear passage. Take care to select a design that offers adequate coverage.
Daytime bird collisions typically occur for one of two reasons: 1. The window is reflecting the surrounding habitat, and birds can’t tell the difference. 2. The window is transparent, and birds see through it to appealing objects on the other side.
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Shields, bulbs, and other items that prevent light from shining into the night sky, where birds migrate.
4.0 out of 5 starsUsed for 10+ years. Tips for use including using a black light to check the UV coating
But the numbers don’t represent living birds. They tally the birds that died after colliding with one Chicago building from the fall of 1978 to 2004. And a frightening number of birds of other species were also killed. In all, 31,705 individuals from 141 species were found dead at the building.
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Jennifer Horton is a freelance writer who lives in Greenville, South Carolina. She has also written for us about learning to bird by ear.
Even if the impact doesn’t kill a bird immediately, it may be injured or stunned, making it vulnerable to predation later. Nighttime presents its own challenges. Many birds migrate then, using natural light from the moon, stars, and setting sun as navigational tools. Our brightly illuminated cities and neighborhoods interfere with this behavior by letting artificial light leak into the atmosphere. The glow draws birds in, and they can become trapped. Once in a beam of light, they may be reluctant to fly back out, or become disoriented and pulled off course. Confused and exhausted, they often collide with buildings, homes, or each other.
Birds learn quickly that a motionless plastic owl is not a threat.
One window decal in the shape of a hawk will not frighten birds. Shape is not important.
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Each decal has special coating that reflects ultraviolet sunlight. This light is invisible to humans, but birds see it as a brilliant glow much like a stoplight.
2. Close curtain and blinds when possible to break up the illusion of clear passage or reflected habitat.
The story is similar across the country. Collision with manmade structures ranks second among causes of death among migratory birds in North America. (Habitat loss is No. 1.) Approximately 100 million birds die in collisions every year — some experts put the number as high as one billion.
To the human eye, the decals appears as frosted or etched glass
Window alert decals that help birds see clear windows better for safer surroundings. Contains four decals per package and attaches as a static cling vinyl.
Designed and tested by American Bird Conservancy, BirdTape alerts birds to the presence of glass while still allowing light to pass through. Available in three-quarter-inch and three-inch widths. Simply cut to the desired length, remove the backing, and apply to a window’s exterior.
Vinyl decals and paint to apply to windows to minimize areas of clear or reflecting glass.
4.0 out of 5 starsReduces but doesn’t eliminate bird strikes.
American Bird Conservancy’s resources for preventing glass collisions
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Small white markers are transferred from the tape to a window’s exterior, leaving an attractive, unobtrusive grid of dots that make the glass visible to birds while providing more than 98-percent-clear viewing from inside. Similar markers were recently applied to the exterior of the Consilium Place office complex in Toronto, the subject of a lawsuit over bird strikes last year. Each residential kit comes with 100 feet of marker tape, two measuring strips, and installation instructions.
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This is one of the simplest ways to reduce nighttime collisions. Ideally, you would turn off all lights between dusk and dawn, especially during migration season — that is, from mid-February to the end of May and from mid-August to the end of November.
When it comes to the effects of light on birds, not all wavelengths are created equal. Red light and white light (which contain visible long-wavelength radiation) disrupt birds’ geomagnetic orientation. Blue and green contain less long-wavelength radiation and are much less disorienting.
Translucent tape to adhere to a window’s exterior. Birds see it and are warned of the glass, but light still passes through.
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Some deterrents emit a magnetic field said to disrupt birds’ geomagnetic orientation and encourage them to avoid the area. Magnetic fields are not effective at protecting birds from window collisions.
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Barriers to mount in front of a window to prevent birds that fly into it from striking the glass.
WindowAlert decals help prevent wild birds from accidentally striking windows
They do reduce bird strikes but they don’t completely eliminate them. Be warned, if you don’t remove and replace every 6 months they leave a white film in outline of the sticker…Read more
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Arrived promptly. I was hesitant to put anything on our sliding glass door as my husband had complained about not wanting “ugly stickers” looking ridiculous and/or obstructing our view. I had a bird hit so hard last week that he was stunned for hours.
I thought surely he would die. I gently picked him up and put him in a nest I had found on the ground. The nest had a leaf covering it (almost like a tent) which hopefully helped him feel protected. I placed the nest carefully in the top of a hedge so he would get sunlight (it was a cold day) but be elevated and away from cats, etc.
Later that day he was gone! Hopefully regained his “head” and flew away…but who knows. Anyhow I couldn’t stand the thought of another bird just enjoying life until it slammed unexpectedly into what looks like the sky (I keep our windows very clean).
I went ahead and got these based on the pictures which show the almost see-though nature of the leaves from the inside, hoping my husband wouldn’t notice. Well, he did notice the stickers… and he likes them! I only used 2 of the 4 provided in the package and he actually suggested I put the other 2 up! These are very nice and unobtrusive.
No more feeling like a bird-killer! Win, win! Oh- the instructions indicate it is best to stick them to warm glass (50 degrees or above). It is winter here, so after cleaning the window I used a blow dryer to warm the spot on the glass before sticking and it worked great!
Affixing a single decal to a window will not deter birds. To lessen the area of exposed glass and help make a window visible to birds, use multiple decals (even multiple decals in the shape of a hawk).
These didnât work at all… Iâm pretty sure the birds started using them as target practice… they would run right into them
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An attractive transparent black fiberglass screen that hangs loosely in front of a pane of glass, providing a gentle cushion for birds that strike it. Screw hooks and suction-cup brackets, included with purchase, secure the screen to a window or sliding door. Custom sizes available.
David Sibley describes why birds hit windows and what we can do to prevent window strikes
1. Move feeders close to your windows — 1.5 feet or closer. From this distance, birds won’t be able to build up enough momentum to hurt themselves if they do fly against the glass.
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Ingenious and attractive, BirdSavers consist of one-eighth-inch-diameter nylon cords that dangle about four inches apart in front of a window’s exterior, where they are visible to birds, which avoid them. Velcro secures the hanging cords to the top of the window. Recommended by Contributing Editor David Sibley and Daniel Klem Jr., professor of ornithology and conservation biology at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, who has been studying bird-window collisions for more than 20 years. Instructions on the website describe how you can build your own.
We bought these after 3 bird strikes in a week. One fatal.Living in the woods, and bird strikes are new to us and I had to do something.Since we put them up in June, only 1 strike, a baby cardinal hit the next day.
We think it was a fluke because she was young? We were able to rehab her though.We did have a humming bird flutter by twice and check out each decal.We have 2 decals on each top window (approx 24 in x 18 in)Initially we were going to add more but like I said no more strikes since the one.
5.0 out of 5 starsThe nest had a leaf covering it (almost like a tent) which hopefully helped him feel protected
White static clings you can place on the inside or outside of a window, where they contrast with dark reflections of trees and surrounding scenery. Choose from a variety of nature-themed designs. Easy to apply and reusable. Available at your favorite birding-supply store or garden center.
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A decorative window film that does double-duty as artwork. More than 150 patterns and shades are available, from stripes to bamboo to frosted. Easy to apply and remove.
For over 10 years I have found these to be effective in preventing bird strikes against our string of 8 large windows and two glass french doors that face our bird feeders. We have had up to 300 gold finches at our feeders (counted by filled perches).
We also have many thrashers, cardinals, doves, wrens, sparrows, nuthatches and chickadees among others. That said, there are some aspects of their use that need to be taken into consideration.1) You need to use enough leaves.
I have ended up using 3 on a window pane that is 26â x 32â.2) Use a black light to see if the UV coating is still there. I tried that for the first time today before putting the leaves back up after cleaning the windows.
I was astonished to find that 8 had degraded coating, and 12 had NO coating left even though you could still feel the roughness on the side that used to have the coating. The difference between the coating working and not is easily seen inside with the black light.
I had them on a wood table when I used the light. I have ordered a bottle of the Window Alert UV liquid and intend to see if that can be applied to the âdeadâ leaves before I throw them away.
I do not date the leaves, but some could have been over a year old. So that is consistent with the advertisement and instructions.3) I noted today in the instructions as I applied 8 new ones, that the static-cling is restored by rinsing in lukewarm water.
I found that they apply nicely with much less air bubbles (even the new ones) if I just lay them for a second or two in lukewarm water (which quickly became cool outside). It is easy to squeegee with a paper towel and then your finger to get the air and water bubbles from underneath.
Start from the middle and work out.4) We have learned to close the solid front door because it appeared that the birds could see through the back glass french doors down the hall, see light through the glass storm door and think they could fly through.
Even though the glass back doors had 3-4 leaves each, the light at the end of the hall was too deceptive and we would have maybe one bird strike per year there and maybe one near hit, usually when there was a panic fly away from the feeders.
5) A negative that makes it 4 star – We found that when we removed them to clean the windows last week, maybe 3 or 4 had transferred some of their plastic to the window and required scraping with a razor blade.
We were using diluted ammonia to clean the window. That was adequate, with some hard rubbing and a dish scratchpad, to remove the outline of the leaves, but not the patches of plastic. Reading another blog, I will try full strength ammonia before scraping if this happens again.
Widely available, long-lasting, and rainproof tempera paint can be applied with a brush or sponge. Make your own stencils, purchase them from your neighborhood art-supply store, or download them for free from www.spraypaintstencils.com or other websites.
Make sure this fits by entering your model number. Helps reduce bird/window accidents Brilliantly reflects ultraviolet sunlight Contains 4 decals per package
Bird-exclusion netting made from durable, lightweight polypropylene, sold as PollyNet and Woodpecker Netting. Useful for keeping birds out of eaves or open spaces. Secure with net clips, hooks, or a staple gun. Hang the netting tightly at least two inches from the glass to provide a firm barrier that will keep birds from hitting the window.
I’ve used it for years and it does seem to divert birds from the windows. A good thing!
Wow. I was skeptical but this really works! I was having one or two dead birds a week on the front and back porches. Since installing these, there have been none.Read more
When that’s not possible, you can still take steps to control when and where light shines:
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Tested by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany and at American Bird Conservancy’s flight tunnel at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in Pennsylvania, Ornilux glass is laminated with a UV-reflective, patterned coating that is virtually transparent to our eyes but visible to birds. Available for new construction and window replacements as either laminated glass or a double-glazed insulated unit.
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Antireflective vinyl or polyester films to apply to the exterior of a window to make it visible to birds.
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3. Move houseplants away from windows. Birds may view them as refuges and try to perch on them.
Static cling 4 decals, approx. 4″ across, to be placed outside of a window every 3′
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Common noise deterrents — high-frequency ultrasound, noise cannons, and recorded distress calls — are ineffective at preventing birds from colliding with windows.
Covers the entire exterior surface of a window, reducing its reflectivity and transparency substantially, while thousands of small perforations in the film allow light to pass through to the interior. Ten percent of the purchase goes to the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) to help fund research to reduce bird-window collisions. Can be custom-printed.
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Long-lasting, no birds have flown into the window since decals have been in place. Pretty too!
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Vinyl decals that give windows, window corners, sidelights, and doors the appearance of etched glass. Available in a variety of natural, sporting, and artistic patterns.
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We have a 20 x 40 deck hovering over a steep slope behind our house. A 3 ft. high glass barrier borders the entire deck. Wonderful for unobstructed views but deadly for the Towhees and Goldfinches that feed around the house; especially the Goldfinches.
2 or 3 per week was an intolerable loss rate. I tried placing potted plants in strategic locations along the glass border but those plants became perches and launching sites that ended in disaster. So I tried the Window Alert Maple Leaf decals.
I removed everything else from near the glass and gave the decals a good chance to prove their worth.Bottom line – in the many months since installation only one (1) Goldfinch has given his life for research.
The frosted leaves do not detract from the appearance of the glass. In fact, they look pretty good while doing a great service to birddom. I give them 5 stars out of 5.Instructions say the leaves lose their effectiveness in about 9 months so I bought enough to replace the originals.
There aren’t many per package so measure carefully and order a little bit extra.One note: we have a lot of house finches, hummingbirds, and house wrens nesting and feeding around our place. In 10 years, not one member of these species has crashed into the glass, or should I say I have never found an expired specimen?
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