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Preventing the Deadly “Thud” of Bird-Window Collisions

April 26 @ 10:30 am 11:30 am

3330 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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Birds bring incredible joy to our lives, but face serious threats that we can control. One easy and effective way to support birds is by preventing them from hitting our windows. Hundreds of millions of birds die every year in the US after hitting windows, and almost half of those happen at homes. The good news is that the solutions are easy and affordable!

Southern Wisconsin Bird Alliance, SOS Save Our Songbirds, and Olbrich Botanical Gardens are teaming up to share the science behind why birds hit windows and demonstrate window treatments you can easily do at home. There will be three methods described: dot decals (as shown in the graphic), paracord curtains, and tempera paint. You’ll get to see and hear about the window treatment Olbrich installed earlier this year, and take home a free ‘Feather Friendly’ window treatment kit, donated by SOS Save Our Songbirds, while supplies last!

Registration is requested for this event.

A bluejay flies away from the porch where it found a peanut snack. Gray dots overlay the photo in a grid pattern to simulate a bird-safe windowpane.