Sunday, January 27, 2019


Our goal:
Substantially reduce bird strikes and mortality at windows in Washtenaw County and beyond.

Some of our monitoring projects:
Eastern Michigan University
University of Michigan
Washtenaw Community College

How can I help? 
There are many things you can do to make your windows more bird-friendly! Check the "Resources/Links" page on the sidebar for tips on how best to reduce bird/window strikes at your home or work.

INJURED BIRDS should be taken to a rehabber IMMEDIATELY: 
click here and scroll down to find the most suitable wildlife rehabilitator in your area

There are dead birds at my building. What can I do?
Drop us a note:
Volunteers are always appreciated! Checking a problem building 2-3 times per week (March through November) can help establish baseline data and allow us to work towards finding bird safe solutions for problem windows.

Products & References:
ABC Bird Tape --
Acopian Bird Savers --
CollidEscape --
Feather Friendly --
101 Ways We Can Help Birds -- Laura Erickson -- )
Bird Watching Daily / Products --

Contact us:
Like us on Facebook: Washtenaw Safe Passage


Top left:
Bay-breasted Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Tennessee Warbler, Tennessee Warbler.

Front row:
Swainson's Thrush, American Robin. Black-throated Green Warbler.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Upcoming Events & Presentations

Washtenaw Safe Passage 

Upcoming Presentations, Panels & Participation:
Aug. 2018 - Michigan Audubon (Details TBD)
TBD 2018 - Hancock County Naturalists - Bird Safe Backyards & Buildings (Details TBD)

Stay updated through our Facebook page! Please click the 'like' button to receive updates, and be sure to share our posts with your friends!

WSP in the news:
OneWildLife: Washtenaw Audubon Safe Passage (27 Mar. 2018)
Climate change, the over-bright night and glass windows: Threats to birds (16 Feb. 2018)
Awareness Through Art: Bird Collisions and Safe Passage (aired 5 January 2018)
Bird strikes take heavy toll (4 Mar. 2017)
The Green Room: Birds, Glass and Cats-Preventable Impacts (aired 28 April 2017)

Past WSP Presentations/Media:
7 April 2018 - Spring "Flyaway" Dinner at Bird Center of Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI
20 January 2018 - Lets Talk: Biology (panel) - ConFusion, Novi, MI
5 February 2018 - SE MI update, Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative Meeting, Powell, OH
9 November 2017 - Preliminary Assessment of Bird Strikes at Windows in Eastern Washtenaw County, MI - State of the Straits Conference
20 Oct. 2017 - Presque Isle State Park - Safe Passage 
16 Oct. 2017 -  ScicommMonday - Bird Strikes at Windows (Audio & Video!)
19 Sept. 2017 - Wild Birds Unlimited Ann Arbor - Bird Safe Backyards & Buildings
29 Apr. 2017 - Penguicon - Dead Birds for Science! 
29 Apr. 2017 - Penguicon - Science as leisure (panel)
8 Apr. 2017 - Safe Passage (during NABB 2017) at Powdermill Research Center (Rector, PA)
6 Apr. 2017 - Safe Passage  (scroll to end for April) at Belle Isle Nature Center / Detroit Audubon
15 Mar. 2017 - Dead Birds (...for Science!) / Matthaei Botanical Gardens / Washtenaw Audubon
7 Dec, 2016 - Designing a Better Future for Birds / University of Michigan Urban Planning

*** RESCHEDULED (date tbd) 22 April 2017 - Bird Safe Backyards & Buildings
Location: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fall 2016 Data

EDIT: 2016 Fall Summary for Ypsilanti is below.

2016 Fall data, raw:

Ypsilanti District Library:

For Fall 2015-Fall 2016 data in one doc, click here.

14A-2 District Courthouse in Ypsilanti:

Eastern Michigan University: