Edmonton, Alberta

How to Prevent Birds from Hitting Your Windows

Many birds fly into windows because they cannot see the glass. During migration, this can be
particularly deadly because birds can hit windows at considerable speeds. Some birds fly at the
window because they see their reflection and think it's another bird invading their territory.

Make your windows safer for the birds by following these suggestions:

  • Locate feeders and bird baths 30+ feet (9 meters) from your windows. If you want your
    feeders close to your windows, move them to within three feet (1 meter) of the window, or put
    up a window feeder. That way, if birds hit the window when "fleeing a predator," they will not be
    going fast enough to harm themselves.
  • Where practical, use window screens.
  • Place decals, including cutouts of raptors, and leaded glass decorations in windows. (Ask in-store about UV decals).
  • Put vertical exterior tape strips four inches apart on windows.
  • Use interior vertical blinds and open the slats halfway.
  • Plant shade trees outside windows to reduce the reflection. 

We carry a window film called CollidEscape that prevents window strikes. This film has tiny perforations in it so it looks white on the outside and is semi-transparent from the inside. It comes in a 3 ft x 5 ft size that is applied to the outside of your window. It is guaranteed to prevent bird window strike, It also provides privacy from the outside looking in, and a 30% UV block so that is keeps the sun out and cools your room in the summer and helps keep heat from transferring from the inside out in the winter.