How to Prevent Bird Strikes

How to Prevent Bird Strikes

Thump...there it is! The sound of a poor bird hitting your glass window is something you just can’t forget. Windows are a bird’s worst enemy. Birds cannot understand the idea of a reflection—instead of seeing a window, they're seeing the reflection of sky or trees instead of a pane of glass. They simply think they’re continuing to soar through the sky...until they aren’t anymore. And, that mistake can be a fatal one.

If you’re looking to help a bird out, read on to learn how to prevent bird strikes.

Bird-Friendly Tips To Help Prevent Window Strikes

If you’re looking to make your windows more bird-friendly, you need to make your windows visible to birds. Here are a few ways you can do this.

Attach a window screen.

One easy way to prevent bird strikes is to attach window screens. To do this best, attach the window screens at least two inches from the window. When the screen is pulled tight, birds will bounce off to safety.

Place your bird feeder close to the window.

Placing a bird feeder closer to the window can create somewhat of a landing strip for birds before they strike the window. Once the bird has safely landed on the feeder, they’ll see the window, and not the reflection. If they do try to fly towards the window, they will be going too slow to experience a fatal strike.

Think "bird-safe" when you build or remodel.

If you’re building a new home or remodeling your current home in and around Snohomish, Mill Creek or Everett, Washington, consider “bird-safe” solutions to windows. Installing fritted glass windows or angled glass windows will help hard surfaces be more visible to birds.

Install external shutters.

Installing external shutters to you PNW home can be the easiest solution preventing bird strikes. External shutters block the window partially or entirely, and make the glare of a window pane non-existent. Keep them closed when you’re not in the room and you’re sure to cut down on untimely bird strikes. 

Add a window film.

Window film is a great solution for creating privacy and obstructing unwanted views (like in bathrooms!), but they are also a great solution to preventing bird strikes. Window films can blur the glare given off by windows in the sun—and, in turn, they can deter birds from flying fll force into the glass.

Choose Budget Blinds of Snohomish County To Help Prevent Bird Strikes

At Budget Blinds of Snohomish County, we can help you prevent bird window strikes ASAP. By installing multi-purpose window films or a new set of external shutters, you can protect your home’s exterior and the sweet creatures chirping on your window pane.

To learn more about Budget Blinds of Snohomish County, check out our About page and learn about our commitment to you, our valued customer.

Contact us today or give us a call to get started on your window covering project to prevent bird strikes—425-263-9138!

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