Bird Strikes On Windows In Denver Colorado

If you have had an issue with birds colliding with your home or office windows you are by no means alone. In fact, it is estimated a whopping 1 billion birds die each year due to collisions with windows. Even birds that collide with windows and then fly away, sadly end up dying afterward due to internal injuries. Below we explore the reasons birds fly into windows and how we, at Denver Window Tinting, can help you avoid having birds fly into your windows.

Why Do Birds Fly Into Windows?

Bird strikes on windows can be broken down into two categories–daytime strikes and nighttime strikes. While the resulting injury to the bird is the same, the reasons for the collisions vary greatly. In the daytime, birds crash into windows because they see the reflection of foliage and believe that image to be a tree or place to nest. At night, nocturnal birds, who are attracted to light, fly into windows due to their natural instincts to go towards the light. Although not as common as the first two, there is another reason birds fly into glass windows and that is, they see their reflection and attack it–mostly in spring when their territorial drive is high.

How To Prevent Bird Strikes On Home or Office Windows

Birds are beautiful and useful to mankind for ridding us of pests like bugs and vermin, so keeping them safe benefits us as well. Also, birds can and do break windows in collisions, so if you are having issues with birds striking your windows, it is likely only a matter of time until you need to replace cracked or shattered glass. One of the easiest and best ways to prevent bird strikes on your home’s windows is to have bird strike prevention film applied to them. This technology is approved by the American Bird Conservancy and is “peer-reviewed protocols that we deem sufficient, or which have been shown by experienced monitors to demonstrate a significant reduction in collisions.” Bird strike prevention film is bird specific and allows birds to see reflective windows that would otherwise be invisible to them. The best part about these films is there is no loss of clarity on your Denver home’s windows either!

If you are concerned about birds flying into your home’s windows and dying or being hurt, contact us at Denver Window Tinting to learn more about our specialty window films, engineered to solve this issue.

Mike is a highly trained and qualified window film professional. Mike has been working in the window tinting industry for over fifteen years, during which time he has overseen the installation of over 250,000 square feet of film. As the head of operations for Denver Window Tinting, he is the main point of contact on all projects and is also in charge of sales and customer relations. Mike's years of experience have given him incredible knowledge and insight about all the different types and brands of window film on the market. He is well-versed in product lines from Vista, LLumar, 3M, C-Bond, SolarGard, Huper Optik, and other top brands. Over the years, he has received numerous certifications and attended ongoing education courses. He is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.