Episode 3: Safe Skies: Bird-Friendly Urban Design 

According to the National Institute for Urban Wildlife, it is estimated that anywhere from 100 million to 1 billion birds are killed each year in America by window collisions. How can we best co-exist safely in our built world with avian companions? Join us in this conversation with Brenna Marsicek, director of communication and outreach of the BBA (formerly Madison Audubon), as we explore answers to this question and discuss strategies for creating bird-safe backyards, homes, and cities.

Prevent bird collisions: https://madisonaudubon.org/prevent-collisions

Bird migration tool: https://birdcast.info/

Episode Highlights

  • Why do birds collide with windows?
  • Stickers, paracord, and paint - effective options for reducing collisions.
  • 3' or 30' rule for bird feeders.
  • Results of the Sun Prairie Public Library bird study.
  • What NOT to do - ineffective ways to prevent collisions.

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