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A Crashless Course in Avoiding Bird Collisions

Window collisions are a serious and often fatal problem for many of our migrant songbirds. But as Heidi Trudell explains in the most recent issue of Birder’s Guide to Gear, not every collision is a fait accompli.

Heidi’s article contains a wealth of information on what are currently understood to be the best methods (and materials) for making windows visible to birds, and it includes some nice example photos so that you can see how the methods are properly implemented. It also does some myth-busting (e.g., raptor silhouettes decals are ineffective).

You can read “A Crashless Course in Avoiding Bird Collisions” by clicking here. Online access to all issues of Birder’s Guide is just one of the free service provided to the birding community by the American Birding Association.

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Michael Retter
Michael L. P. Retter is the editor of the ABA's newest magazine, Birder's Guide. He also wears his ABA cap while working as a Technical Reviewer for Birding magazine. When not at home, Michael is often leading tours in Middle America (Mexico through Panama). He currently lives with his fiancé, Matt, in Fort Worth, Texas. In his fleeting free time there, he pursues interests in horticulture (especially orchids), music, cooking, and numismatics. Michael also runs GBNA, the continent's informal club and email list for LGBT birders.
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    Michael, is it possible to post this on our Audubon group website? I was working on a page with suggestions, but this has it all. would it be permissible to post the link at least? I want people to have this information!

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