A cool article on the University of Washington, Conservation Magazine site discussing bird friendly buildings.
The infrastructure that provides people with essential services sometimes has a surprisingly large side effect on other species. Seemingly benign buildings may be one of the deadliest serial killers.
People have long observed birds collide with windows at their home or office. The cumulative effect of all those collisions across America has previously been estimated to range widely from 100 million to 1 billion birds killed a year. A new study to be published in The Condor analyzed previous studies and data-sets for a clearer consensus. The result, even with some uncertainty remaining, was still a whopping 365 to 988 million birds.
Check out the whole article here: http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/01/bird-friendly-buildings-save-millions/
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