Just like bringing a pet home from a shelter, we invite birds to our homes by installing nest boxes or feeders. If you adopt a pet you must show that you will provide it a safe home. Our birds deserve safe homes.
Our Windows are a Major Threat to Birds
Birds do not see windows and crash into them. Four to five birds will die hitting your windows if you feed. Based on many scientific studies hundreds of thousands of birds will die each year hitting our windows. Feeding increases the likelihood of a bird dying hitting a window by 90%. Feeder birds are the typical victims of window strikes. Journal of Field Ornithology, 1990, 61(l):120-128.
Cats which live around houses kill even more birds.
Window alert decals do not work. See https://ornithologycenter.com/sdm_downloads/windowalertbadforbirds/
You can protect your birds – and still enjoy your view. See photos in the Consumers Guide to Bird Strike Prevention at https://ornithologycenter.com/consumerguide/
It describes what works, costs, diy directions for all options.