Spread Love. Save Birds.

Right now, almost HALF of the world’s population is in lock-down due to Covid-19.  

In these unprecedented times of world crisis, we call upon you to help save not just human lives, but the lives of birds.  Right now, millions of birds will be flying across the globe in preparation for breeding.

What can you do to help?

You can decorate your window. You can do this right at home during your social distancing. This window art is great for many reasons:


1)     Save human lives, by staying home.
2)     Save bird lives, by keeping birds from flying into windows.
3)     Spread hope, because art is good for healthy minds and mental states.
4)     Spread art, as people going for walk will can enjoy your art from a safe distance.
5)     Spread love, as you signal your connection to both people and nature.

 

#SpreadloveSavebirds

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/640653996504109/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SSavebirds

 




Why do birds run into my window? And what can I do about it?

Every year, in the UK 100 million birds die from window strikes1, and in the US approximately one billion birds2 die from flying into windows. Glass windows reflect back sky, trees and the outdoor environment so much that often birds don’t realize there is something to run into, until they actually run into it. You can help prevent this by making your windows less reflective and visible to birds.















Photo: Nicola Koper, http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/environment/research/bird_window_collision_art.html

 

More about window collisions:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/why-birds-hit-windows-and-how-you-can-help-prevent-it/

https://flap.org/

 

 

What materials can I use to decorate my windows?

Windows can be decorated using a variety of materials, and should be decorated on the outside (as birds are outside).

Specifically, markings on windows need to be spaced vertically no more than 10 centimetres (4 inches) apart, and horizontally no more than 5 centimetres (2 inches) apart across the entire window.

Do not leave your house to go out and buy supplies.

You can decorate your windows with a variety of materials, such as:

        1)    Tempera paint or soap.

          2)     Waterproof glass paint pens

          3)     Decals

          4)     Stickers,

          5)     Sun catchers

          6)     Masking tape

          7)     Rope, yarn

 

More design ideas:

https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/make-your-windows-bird-safe?fbclid=IwAR2_mm0uEP9xm-n3PkSXOFvoGA-M5kNUY1132vNyl7477WPX0V1jED27qK8

http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/environment/research/bird_window_collision_art.html

https://www.birdsavers.com/

 

Bird resources, activities and home-schooling ideas

https://www.rspb.org.uk/

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/looking-after-yourself-and-nature

http://springalive.net/world/springalive/about-spring-alive

 

References

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3505256.stm

https://bioone.org/journals/The-Condor/volume-116/issue-1/CONDOR-13-090.1/Birdbuilding-collisions-in-the-United-States--Estimates-of-annual/10.1650/CONDOR-13-090.1.full