For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
a Bird-Friendly Wisconsin
We've all heard it before: that heartbreaking ?thud?
of a bird hitting our window. Did you know it is
estimated this happens somewhere between 100 million
and one billion times annually in the United States?
In an attempt to help save birds, the Wisconsin
Humane Society has launched WIngs: Wisconsin Night
Guardians for Songbirds because bird window collisions
Why do birds
collide with windows? The landscape is reflected
in the glass and birds can't recognize the glass
barrier. Or they can see in one window and out another
and they believe the space is open and they try
to fly through the perceived ?tunnel.?
Wisconsin can control window collisions and help
save birds by implementing the following measures
in their own homes and businesses:
static-cling window appliques to the outside of
?problem? windows. On some windows, these appliques
may have to be spaced no more than a few inches
apart to be fully effective.
fluttering ribbons or CDs on a string in front of
your bird feeders within three feet or more than
30 feet away from windows to reduce collisions.
window awnings to reduce or eliminate reflections
on the outside of the window.
draperies or blinds to prevent birds from seeing
all the way through a building when windows "line
up," creating a tunnel effect.
anti-reflective window film to the outside of the
more ideas and information, check out the WIngs
web site at http://www.wihumane.org/wildlife/wings/default.aspx.
For more information
about the Wisconsin Humane Society, call
(414) ANIMALS or visit www.wihumane.org.