Having squeaky-clean windows is something that we all covet for our homes, making the exterior of the house shine and the sunlight stream into all of the rooms. But did you know that clear windows are extremely dangerous to birds? Sometimes, windows can appear to birds like mirrors, reflecting the trees, Bushes, or flowers that they see outside.
This can lead to birds flying right into the windows, which can have a serious impact and lead to internal brain damage, bleeding, or even death. With the general bird population on decline, it is crucial for us to go the extra mile and make changes to our windows for the safety of birds. According to the Humane Society, some ideas to make windows more bird-friendly include:
Using a whitewashing technique on unused windows
Installing bug screens
Adding window decals, decorations, or wind chimes
Purchasing window treatments like external shutters or shades
In addition to these renovation ideas, we can learn other ways to make windows bird-friendly to protect birds from flying directly into the glass and causing themselves harm.
The mission of Plumas Audubon is to promote understanding, appreciation, and protection of the biodiversity of the Feather River Region, especially birds, through education, research, and the restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems.