Preventing Bird Collision with Glass Windows

We have so much natural beauty on Seabrook Island and, naturally, we want large unobstructed windows in our homes so that we are able to enjoy that beauty and our wildlife at all times. Unfortunately, these windows are a constant danger to the birds that we love seeing and have lured to our yards with feeders. So often our neighbors post on our social media sites about being heartsick when a bird dies after colliding into a window, and we all understand how sad that is to witness. 

A Black-and-white Warbler sits quietly and recovers after hitting a window. Photo by Laura Erickson via Birdshare

There are many suggestions on how to prevent birds from flying into your windows. Understandably, many of us do not want to give up our views by installing heavy draperies or applying sticky notes every two inches. If you are serious about finding alternatives, there are some less obtrusive solutions. Check out the link below for some ideas and also read the comments from other bird enthusiasts. Some people have had success by simply moving the location of their feeder or not cleaning their windows. Now, that’s a win-win! 

We really do have so many birds right outside our windows. Let’s do our part to keep them safe and abundant.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/why-birds-hit-windows-and-how-you-can-help-prevent-it/

Submitted by: Joleen Ardaiolo

Photo by Laura Erickson via Birdshare