Weekend Activity: Make Windows Safe for Migrating and Backyard Birds



Birds are beautiful, but they can be easily deceived by the glass windows in our homes. As birds are migrating and start to visit our backyard feeders more regularly in spring, the risks of window strikes increase.

There are two main types of window collisions: daytime and nighttime. In daylight, birds crash into windows because they see reflections of vegetation, or see through the glass to potted plants or vegetation on the other side. At night, nocturnal migrants (including most songbirds) crash because they fly into lighted windows. Learn more about how to prevent daytime AND nighttime window strikes here: http://ow.ly/QI4m30bLEPA

Also find out more about the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative’s (OBCI) Ohio Lights Out program, which is working to reduce the number of birds killed by collisions in Ohio: http://ohiolightsout.org/

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