Low-Cost Methods to Reduce Bird Collisions with Glass

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Low-Cost Methods to Reduce Bird Collisions with Glass

Every year, nearly one billion birds collide with glass in the U.S. While most people consider bird collisions with glass to be an urban phenomenon involving tall, mirrored-glass skyscrapers, the reality is that 56% of collision mortality occurs at low-rise buildings (i.e., one to four stories), 44% at urban and rural residences, and <1% at high-rise buildings (Loss et al. 2014). Many government facilities and refuge visitor centers fit the description of the buildings involved in most bird collisions

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The Migratory Bird Program works with partners to protect, restore and conserve bird populations and their habitats for the benefit of future generations by: ensuring long-term ecological sustainability of all migratory bird populations, increasing socioeconomic benefits derived from birds,...
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