How You Can Help Prevent Bird Strikes

Homes with big windows are such a joy for bird watching, but they can be deadly for the birds we love. Birds typically hit windows during the daytime for one of two reasons. One, they are fooled by the reflection of trees and open space; or two, they see their own reflection and strike the window in an attempt to fight off the imagined competitor.

What can you do to prevent window strikes at home, and how can you help if a bird does hit the window and become injured? Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers several tips, with links to additional information within the article.

If you find an injured bird, you can call The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center at 540-837-9000 or contact them online at