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Why Some Labelled “Bird-Friendly” Products Can Be Ineffective

Why Some Labelled “Bird-Friendly” Products Can Be Ineffective

Glass collisions are a serious threat to bird populations and unless we start making urban developments that consider wildlife species, this threat will only persist. Fortunately, there are products on the market that prevent birds from colliding with glass. However, not all of these products are created equal. In fact, some may fail to reduce bird collisions. In...

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What happens to birds after a glass collision?

What happens to birds after a glass collision?

Each year in North America, glass collisions take the lives of 1 billion birds. This startling statistic may leave you with several questions like, why do birds collide with glass in the first place? What happens to them after? And what should I do if I find an injured bird? In today’s blog, we’ll be exploring the answers to these questions.

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Global Study Reveals About Half of All Birds in Decline

Global Study Reveals About Half of All Birds in Decline

Birds are an integral part of our ecosystem. From pollination and seed dispersal to insect and rodent control, birds play a vital role in maintaining balance within our environment. However, without proper attention being paid to their well-being, birds could soon become a thing of the past. In fact, according to a recent study, far more avian species are losing...

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Why some Bird Species don’t Migrate

Why some Bird Species don’t Migrate

Each fall, billions of birds take flight and travel thousands of miles south for the winter. Some of them, however, choose to spend their winters close to home. Year-round, avian species like the Black-capped Chickadees, Downy Woodpeckers, and Northern Cardinals can be spotted across North America. But regardless of whether birds migrate or stay local, Feather...

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A Lasting Solution for Bird Collisions at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

A Lasting Solution for Bird Collisions at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Each year in North America, up to 1 billion birds will die as a result of a window collision. Migratory species are often lost prior to reproduction during spring migration, while fledglings may be lost while attempting their first migration in the fall. And while many of us continue to advocate for mandatory building standards to prevent harmful window collisions,...

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Flight After Death: What We Can Learn from FLAP Canada’s Annual Bird Layout

Flight After Death: What We Can Learn from FLAP Canada’s Annual Bird Layout

As we shift from summer into fall, it’s important to keep practicing bird friendly behaviors, and to find new, creative ways to spread awareness on bird strikes. In addition to education and resources, FLAP Canada produces its compelling Annual Bird Layout, which is created using the bodies of deceased birds. This rendering is a thought-provoking way to demonstrate...

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How to Prepare for Fall Migration

How to Prepare for Fall Migration

Did you know? Despite its name, fall migration can occur as early as mid-June, with peak fall migration beginning in mid-August and ending around mid-October. In fact, thinking about migration as a constant process- rather than a semi-annual event- can help citizens recognize the ongoing threats that birds must navigate to survive.

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Can you name North America’s Flyways?

Can you name North America’s Flyways?

With Fall migration set to soon be underway, we thought we would take some time to re-introduce North America’s Flyways.

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