City of Vancouver, BC, CA

Bird-Friendly Guidelines (Voluntary)

  • Advises planners, architects, builders, and homeowners on how to reduce bird collisions and incorporate sustainable, bird-friendly practices.

  • Goals include increasing visibility of glass on appropriate “buildings, walkways, bus shelters, balconies, guardrails and patios,” and reduce deadly reflections.

  • Use visual markers “placed no more than 10 cm - approximately a hand’s width - apart.” And ensure that horizontal spacing “is a minimum of 3 cm wide spaced at a maximum of 3 cm, or a minimum of 5 mm wide spaced at a maximum of 5 cm apart.”

    • Additional solutions include window mullions, glass dampening, reduced attractants, like greenery and minimizing light pollution.

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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