It’s bird migration Season!
How can you help the birds avoiding to collide with your windows?
Please draw blinds, curtains and/or shades in your apartment and lobbies. Please make the windows visible to birds and you will help saving their lives. Turn Off unnecessary interior lights during this Fall migration season!
Keep your plants away from the windows; turn off unnecessary interior lights at night; if possible, hang ornaments in your windows;
Use decals and space them no more than every 4 inches horizontally and 2 inches apart vertically;
Or draw streaks with a highlighter (you will not see it but the birds will) or with a bar soap and after the migration, it can be easily washed out.
New York is part of the Atlantic Flyway, which many migrating birds use to reach warmer climates. It’s a wonderful journey but too many of them will collide with glass reflective windows.
After a collision birds appear unresponsive, fluffed up at times and breathe in slowly and out quickly. Should you see/find a bird after a collision with a window contact a DEC licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Meanwhile, place the bird in a cardboard box with a few air holes, place the bird in a quiet, safe, dark area. That will help the bird reduce stress as birds concussed are extremely photo-sensitive and will need to rest and sleep.