As I hope you know by now, David Allen Sibley wrote one really powerful article about bird-window collisions for our December 2008 issue. Here's the first spread:
"Window Pain," by David Allen Sibley
Birder's World Magazine, December 2008, page 34
The article grew out of a series of fascinating experiments that David conducted around his home in Massachusetts and then described on Sibley Guides Notebook, his blog.
David prepared a list of information sources to accompany his article. Here's what he recommended:
Daniel Klem's thorough 2006 review, originally published in the Bird Observer (Vol. 34, No. 2, 2006) and now available on the website of the Bird Screen Company.
A wealth of information about birds and windows on the website of the Acopian Center for Ornithology at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.
An excellent summary and suggested actions from the American Bird Conservancy.
Information about bird-window collisions from the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP), based in Toronto.
Audubon Chicago, working with the City of Chicago, developed a city-wide program to reduce bird collisions by turning off decorative lights during spring and fall migrations. The effort led to an important conference.
A manual for developers, architects, engineers, and others who want to construct bird-safe buildings, from New York City Audubon.
If you are aware of other sources of information about bird-window collisions, would you please share them here or in our new Birds and Windows Forum? -- C.H.