Those are spots you are seeing on the glass in front of you!
Every year up to one billion birds die due to glass collisions. Nashville Zoo is helping to address this big issue by fitting all of our glass around the Zoo with anti-bird strike spotted film. This spotted film will help the birds see the window and prevent them from running into it. You can see this film on the glass at meerkat, saddle-billed stork and even up at the windows at the Croft Center where some of our administrative offices are located.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a common bird to Tennessee
Now, why do birds hit glass windows in the first place? The American Bird Conservancy lists two main reasons why bird window collisions happen. First, the birds may view the glass reflections as vegetation, landscapes or the sky. Second, they are attempting to reach whatever is on the other side of the glass. This spotted film will help prevent the birds from colliding into the window.
Carolina Wren, a common bird to Tennessee
Nashville Zoo’s Birdkeeper, Sean Ployd, shared some tips on how you can prevent birds from flying into your windows at home:
Blue Jay, a common bird to Tennessee
Nashville Zoo is excited to have spots on the windows and save the birdies. Click here to learn more about bird glass collisions and how to prevent them at home.
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