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Posted February 15th 2014

Design home and garden improvements to benefit birds

Enjoy simple steps that save birds and add enjoyment to your home living.

Choose native plants 

Habitat loss is one of the most significant reasons for population declines in birds. Although urban gardens cannot replace natural habitats, they can provide needed food and resting spots for many migratory species and offer safe nest sites for others. Gardening with wildlife in mind will make a difference. And not only to birds, for a bird-friendly garden will be inviting to butterflies, bees, and other creatures.

With their thickets, hedgerows, vine-covered fences, shade trees, and a flourishing mix of wildflowers and grasses, gardens for birds are definitely winners with people too! Big or small, your garden can be a place of hidden corners, shady nooks, sunny open glades, a small pond or bird bath or two, some nest boxes, a bird feeder, and a rustic bench on which to sit and watch the birds enjoying the bounty you have provided. Read more here.

Add a bird house 
Simply searching for bird houses online will provide you with the resources you need to start building your bird house. Take action today, and help support the native bird population by building or purchasing a bird house. Read more here.

Ensure your home or building is bird friendly 

Feather Friendly® markers provide the best combination of collision avoidance, longevity, appearance and visibility to birds and clear visibility for humans looking through glass.

About us

Feather Friendly® was developed as a solution to save birds from window collisions approximately twelve years ago and is on its 8th generation. Feather Friendly® headquarters are Toronto, Ontario which happens to be centred in a migratory bird path and has experienced significant fatalities due to glass buildings. Toronto was the first city in the world to create Safe Building Bylaws in bird conservation and Feather Friendly® helped to establish these new bylaws. In the twelve years, we have sold our solution globally with great success in reducing and eliminating bird collisions. We are proud to be endorsed by leading bird conservation organizations. Visit us at http://www.featherfriendly.com Follow us on all your favourite social media at #Featherfriendly

Partners

We are honoured to form partnerships with organizations who demonstrate
an ongoing commitment to bird conservation.

American Bird Conservancy FLAP Canada Audubon Association of Zoos and Aquariums