We invite birds to our garden in a variety of ways using fragrant flowers, flowing fountains and feeders. To that end, it was disheartening when the occasional feathered friend mistook our window for the sky. That unmistakable thud left an indelible mark on our soul.
The good news: by applying WindowAlert™ Decals, collisions are largely a thing of the past. According to their site:
WindowAlert is a window decal that may be applied to home and office windows. The decals contain a component which brilliantly reflects ultraviolet sunlight. This ultraviolet light is invisible to humans, but glows like a stoplight for birds. Birds have vision that is up to 12 times better than that of humans. WindowAlert decals help birds see windows and avoid striking the glass.
The decals are removable and re-positionable. The static cling variety can be cleaned by rinsing in warm water as necessary. I purchased the Decorative Leaf Decal, but they are available in a variety of shapes.
Support your local garden center or nursery if you can. I shopped at Los Gatos Birdwatcher in our community. You can also buy directly from the WindowAlert site.
Oh my gosh, thank you for this timely information! I was just lamenting the other day with my mother-in-law about the too-frequent bird/window collisions at her house. These special decals sound like the perfect solution, and I’ll be on task to get some right away. Spring is springing, and the birds are abundant! Let’s do our best to keep our yards inviting to them, and safe!
They are quite amazing. You can barely see they are there from the inside so they don’t block your view. From the outside, when the light catches them, you can see why birds avoid them. The perfect, affordable solution!
Jim’s mom will be surprised, thrilled, and grateful! We occasionally encounter hummingbird strikes on our windows, though they haven’t seemed to be injurious. Still… Why not play it safe? I’ll get some for us while I’m at it!
Great idea. I have extra on hand too so I’m never without, although frankly they’ve really lasted. We remove them to wash windows…but I avoid that chore for as long as possible!
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