City of San Jose, CA, USA

Guidelines based on the ABC Bird-Friendly Building Design (Voluntary)

  • Minimize transparent or reflective glass

  • Limit use of transparent glass skyways, walkways, and entryways, as well as free-standing glass walls and transparent building corners

  • Practicing conscious landscaping to reduce reflections and views of foliage through glass

  • Reducing or eliminating up-lighting and spotlights on buildings

  • Turning off non-emergency lighting at night, especially during migration (February-May and August-November)

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Canada

Canada

National

- CSA A460:19 Bird Friendly Design Standard

Provincial

Ontario

Municipal

ONTARIO

-Markham

-Toronto

ALBERTA

-Calgary

BRITISH COLUMBIA

- Vancouver

United States

United States

National

The Bird-Safe Buildings Act (2019)

Pilot Credit 55, LEED v4.1 Bird Collision Deterrence

State

MINNESOTA

- B3 Tools and Programs

- Bird-Safe Building Guidelines

CALIFORNIA

- Green Building Standards Code

ILLINOIS

- Bird-Safe State Buildings Bill HB0247

MARYLAND

- Senate Bill 314: Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2019

NEW YORK

- The Bird-Friendly Buildings Act Bill S4204A