In August of 2021, our partner Safe Wings Ottawa shared a virtual display to help raise awareness for bird collisions in Canada: This powerful visual display used 4015 specimens of birds, which were collected by volunteers during 2019-2020. The display serves to illustrate the devastating effects that window collisions have on bird populations around the world.
When you hear the term “bird deterrent markers,” what do you think of? Perhaps you think it’s an object that scares birds away, or envision an ugly, industrial-looking contraption that will obstruct your view and threaten the birds!
Glass is a defining architectural feature of our time. It is a robust, beautiful, and versatile material. But like most things, glass has a certain threshold. It can accommodate certain levels of stress before buckling under the pressure. Once a crack begins to form, there is little to stop it from spreading and eventually shattering.
Migration is a natural phenomenon that continues to inspire and delight researchers, bird watchers and individuals of all ages. However, what happens to the birds that don’t migrate, and what do they do during winter? At Feather Friendly, we recognize that both local and migrating birds make important contributions to not only our environment, but also our economy,...
“Migratory birds are world travellers. For generations they have connected people, countries and ecosystems. But they also have a front row seat to what we at UNEP call the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.”
In a 1935 treatise, the great modernist architect Le Corbusier predicted that as the twentieth century pressed on, the supremacy of the “glass wall” would become “obvious” to us—desirable even—as an expression of the spirit of a new age.
We are honoured to form partnerships with organizations who demonstrate
an ongoing commitment to bird conservation.