How you can help
If you’re building or renovating, use bird-safe glass for your windows.
For existing windows – particularly those facing garden areas – apply an external anti-reflective film, tape or string to deter birds.
Install fibreglass screening in front of windows. If mounted correctly (at least 13cm in front of the window with enough tension), most birds will bounce off them. Place feeders either close to, or far away from windows.
Leave blinds partially open so a striped pattern is visible from outside. If you have curtains, close them.
If you have any ‘through-house’ lines of sight, block them with a curtain or blind, or by closing an internal door.
At night, use low-intensity lighting and direct light from lamps away from windows.
For a bird stunned by a collision, use gloved hands to gently pick it up and place it in a safe area away from any predators, in a well-ventilated box. Check it in an hour or so and release it outside when it’s alert. Be part of BirdLife Australia’s Bird Strike Project, which is investigating the collision of birds with windows and cars. For more info, see: birdsinbackyards.net