Using Window Design To Protect Birds

Pictured here is an ingenious way to protect birds — it's a film patterned in the shape of trees and attached to the windows of the Earth Rangers Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario. It was designed by architectural consultant John Butner to prevent birds from colliding into the windows. It is used on more than 100 second-floor windows on the building. Many other clever designs can stop bird collisions — a recent BuildingGreen article covers some strategies. According to Daniel Klem, a biology professor at Pennsylvania’s Muhlenberg College, the number of birds kills on windows is staggering — each year about 333 times as many birds are killed as those killed by the Exxon Valdez oil spill. :: BuildingGreen.Com

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