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Tips for Helping Birds Avoid Deadly Collisions July 23, 2014

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Earlier this spring, we lost a female grosbeak to a deadly collision with one of our garage windows. 😦 I quickly put decals in the windows to avoid this mishap in the future. Did you know hundreds of birds die each year due to collisions with windows? A particular concern is in urban areas with tall glass buildings.

Here are a few tips for helping our feathered friends avoid deadly collisions with your windows:

  • Place window decals 2-4 in apart
  • Install external screens on windows
  • Close blinds and curtains when possible
  • Keep feeders 30 ft from windows
  • Move houseplants away from windows

For a humorous video by The Audubon Society, visit this issue of my newsletter: Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014 – Paula’s Garden Patch News

 

 
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