Collisions with buildings—particularly their windows—are a leading source of mortality for wild birds. Every year in the U.S. alone, up to a billion of these fragile animals, unable to distinguish between the sky’s reflection in windows and the real thing, are killed when they slam into buildings at high speed. Birds who manage to survive are often badly injured and when grounded are vulnerable to attacks by predators and the hazards of traffic.
Thankfully, Congress is taking action! The Federal Bird Safe Buildings Act (HR 3781) has been introduced. If passed, it will require that public buildings constructed, substantially altered, or acquired by the federal government incorporate “features, practices, and strategies to reduce bird fatality resulting from collisions,” potentially saving countless lives.
Using the form below, please urge your members of Congress to cosponsor and push forward this important legislation.