Products that can make your windows safer for birds!
Below are some examples of products that can be used to make windows safer for birds. CBCM does not have personal experience with all of these products but many people have found them to be effective.
ABC Bird Tape
A translucent tape applied to exterior glass surfaces. Allows light to enter but lets birds see glass by breaking up areas of transparency and reflections on windows.
Acopian BirdSavers offer a practical and effective way to reduce window kills.
AviProtek - Walker Textures Bird Friendly Glass
Acid-etched designs on the outside surface of AviProtek reduce the transparent and reflective appearance of this glass to birds. Attractive etched patterns allow light transmission and viewing through the glass while making the surfaces less dangerous to birds.
Perforated film that will stop transparency and reflections on the outer surface of glass. Film application has a minimal effect on the view from the inside. It allows light to enter while blocking UV and infrared propagation.
Can be a solid color or custom printed with designs, logos, advertisements.
10% of each order goes to support Chicago Bird Collision Monitors through CBCM@CollidEscape.org.
External screens will provide a protective barrier between birds and glass. Screens have minimal effect on the view from the inside. External screens can improve a building's heating and cooling systems. Available through many window installation companies.
Markers applied to exterior surface of glass of a specific spacing and contrast to provide visibility to birds and an attractive appearance to people.
Ornilux Mikado bird safe glass has a UV reflective pattern that makes it visible to birds while maintaining transparency to the human eyes.
Decals with special coating that reflects ultraviolet sunlight — light that is invisible to humans but clearly seen by birds.