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Wildlife Speaker Series: Making Our Homes Safer for Birds
March 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Windows of Opportunity: Making Our Homes Safer for Birds
Speaker: Willow English, Safe Wings Ottawa
Windows allow natural daylight into our homes and workplaces, and may provide breathtaking views of the world outside. Unfortunately, most birds do not recognize windows and other transparent or reflective surfaces as a solid barrier. Many thousands of birds are injured and killed every year in Ottawa from collisions with buildings and other structures. Light pollution at night is also detrimental to migrating birds and other wildlife. We can all help to reduce these risks. The City of Ottawa recently developed Bird-Safe Design Guidelines(link is external) for use when planning and reviewing new buildings. This Wildlife Speaker Series event will help residents recognize and reduce the risks to birds around their homes. We hope you can join us!