Baltimore Oriole was injured when it collided
with a residential window.
The bird saw the landscape reflected in
the glass and tried to fly into it. Collisions
like the Baltimore Oriole's can be reduced
or even eliminated by any one of the following:
- Hang fluttering
ribbons in front of windows.
draperies to prevent birds from seeing
the outside landscape through your home.
When windows are aligned they create
a tunnel effect.
fine-mesh plastic netting in front windows
(especially during periods of peak migration),
to prevent fatal bird collisions. Leave
a few inches between the glass and the
netting so birds will collide softly
with the mesh instead hitting the glass.
bird feeders at least ten yards away
window awnings to reduce window reflections.
Apply bright window clings. You can
Windows (pictured at right) from
our online wildlife store, Wally's
The Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park
(1500 East Park Place, Milwaukee), has information
on these and other preventative techniques.
You can contact them at 414-964-8505.