Did you know that Long Island is home to over four hundred bird species? Tons of shorebirds and winter waterfowl inhabit Long Island and play a key role in maintaining the natural ecosystem.
Unfortunately, many of these feathered critters are at risk because of human activities. Windows are a serious danger that cause the death of thousands of birds each year. Birds fly into them, mistaking the reflections on glass as tree branches or sky. When they hit, they are often seriously injured or die upon impact.
The good news is, there’s a way to prevent birds from hitting windows. And it causes absolutely zero disruption to human activities. By installing bird safety film, Long Island property owners can do their part to protect birds and prevent deadly glass collisions.
Why Do Birds Fly Into Windows?
Birds don’t fly into windows on purpose. In fact, they usually don’t even know that they’re there.
Many of the windows that make up our homes and offices have a shiny exterior appearance and reflect the environment around them. This includes objects that make up birds natural habitats, such as trees, shrubs, and bushes.
Birds mistake the reflections as the true thing. Attempting to land on a tree branch or bush, they fly right into the glass without even knowing what hit them.
How to Get Rid of Birds Hitting Windows
If you’re having problems with birds hitting the windows of your Long Island home or property, the best way to get rid of the issue is to install a bird safety film. Bird safety film, otherwise known as bird collision film or bird window tape, is a type of adhesive sheet that can be installed on building exteriors to prevent bird collisions. It’s very affordable to buy and can be easily installed in a few hours by a professional.
How it works is it uses subtle visuals to break up reflections and help make windows easier for birds to see. Patterns, lines, or dots are printed on the outer side of the film which is installed on all glass walls, windows, and doors. The designs help birds understand that there’s a physical barrier in their way, so they fly around the building. It’s really quite simple.
All you have to do to get bird safety window film for your Long Island building is cal a local tinting contractor like Long Island Window Film. We’ll come out to inspect your property and make recommendations for what we think are the best products suited for the job.
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About The Author: Angus Faith
Angus Faith is a window film installer working in the Long Island area. After moving to Long Island from Scotland, Angus obtained a job in the construction industry and became interested in sustainable architecture. This led him to discover the benefits of window film and its usefulness for increasing energy efficiency. Today, he is considered one of the top window film experts in the area. Using his ten years of experience in diagnosing architectural concerns and knowledge of window tinting innovations, Angus helps his customers find the right film to accomplish their home or business goals. In his spare time, Angus enjoys sailing, traveling, and spending time in the park with his two Golden Retrievers, Alastair and Clyde.
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