This Could Save Millions of Birds at Almost No CostYou don't have to be a passionate bird watcher to care about the safety of our little winged friends. Among the top immediate dangers for them are moving vehicles, house cats, and buildings (flying into windows). Window Alert decals are an inexpensive product that allows you to do something about that last one.
Read on for more details.First, the problem. Via BirdsAndBuildings.org (check it out!):"Over one billion birds strike windows in the U.S. every year. It is rapidly becoming the most significant contributor to the overall decline in bird populations. Birds don't see or understand windows and reflections. Instead, they see images that signal a flyway -- and they fly into the glass."
From Window Alert's website:
SOLUTION: WindowAlert is a decal that may be applied to home and office windows. The decal contains a component which brilliantly reflects ultraviolet sunlight. This ultraviolet light is invisible to humans, but glows like a stoplight for birds.
TRACK RECORD: WindowAlert decals are sold in 500 bird hobbyist stores across the country. Birding enthusiasts enjoy the unobtrusive appearance of our decals and the fact that they work so well.
These decals aren't necessary. You could always hang something in your window and have a very similar result. But if you don't want to ruin the view - or if you can't convince your significant other to do so - these transparent decals (
50 cents $6.45 each) seem like a good solution.
Via Window Alert
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