Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Introduction

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

Contact us: WashtenawSafePassage@gmail.com

Like us on Facebook: Washtenaw Safe Passage

Some of our monitoring sites:
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, or download the ANIMAL HELP NOW app and follow directions

There are dead birds at my building. What can I do?

Drop us a note: WashtenawSafePassage@gmail.com
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. We can provide bags and coordinate transportation of specimens to the University of Michigan collection. 

Products & References:
ABC Bird Tape -- abcbirdtape.org
Acopian Bird Savers -- birdsavers.com
CollidEscape -- collidescape.org
Feather Friendly -- http://www.conveniencegroup.com/featherfriendly/feather-friendly
101 Ways We Can Help Birds -- Laura Erickson -- http://www.lauraerickson.com/book/101-ways-to-help-birds/ )
Bird Watching Daily / Products -- http://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/featured-stories/15-products-that-prevent-windows-strikes/

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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.

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