Birds & Buildings Forum
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.
The expanding use of curtains of glass to enclose buildings will cause bird collisions to grow to catastrophic numbers. And with this comes an increasing concern about the problem. For architects, designers, building owners and managers, residents and tenants, bird collisions are an evolving business and environmental issue.
The Birds & Buildings Forum is working to educate members of the building industry --architects, designers, builders, suppliers -- about the design practices that send the wrong signals to birds, the signals that tell birds it is safe to fly into a window.
Ornilux Bird Protection Glass now available in North America.
New enamels for external patterns on glass from Ferro
Instructional materials now available from Toronto, New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis and San Francisco.
Nov. 2011: American Bird Conservancy releases new Bird Friendly Design Guide
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