Let’s Make Calgary Bird-Safe
Over the past decade there has been a groundswell of interest by Calgary government, industry, and citizens in environmental issues. One serious aspect of protecting our environment is protecting birds from fatal collisions with man-made structures, and this issue has not been addressed by our society, until now. Anti Bird Strike Window Films are designed to protect our feathered friends while enhancing a building’s overall design.
It is estimated that collisions account for 1 billion bird deaths each year, or 10% of the total bird population in North America. In all of these collisions, buildings pose the biggest threat. Exterior glass, whether it be clear, tinted, or reflective, is not a recognizable part of the natural world for birds, and therefore, they simply do not see it. Daytime collisions are generally associated with the reflection on the glass of vegetation or the sky on the lower 3-5 floors.
Window films are an easy-to-use and unobtrusive window application that are barely noticeable to humans but highly effective in allowing birds to ‘see’ the windows, allowing them to avoid deadly collisions with windows.
It is estimated that collisions account for 1 billion bird deaths each year, or 10% of the total bird population in North America. In all of these collisions, buildings pose the biggest threat.
Pre-emptive and Hindsight
Two approaches to the same goal
The first photo is an example of architectural “bird-friendly” design to minimize collisions.
Second, you can contrast how a window with Anti Bird Strike film appears to a bird while remaining transparent to a human.
A Solution for All Existing Structures
For existing buildings, adding new architectural design elements to deter passing birds is obviously expensive and time consuming. Instead, all home and business owners have the option of an inexpensive and extremely effective solution, namely, anti-bird strike window films.
The application of these window films fulfill the needs of owners while protecting the environment around them. We understand that optical clarity is critical for building owners. Occupants do not want their views spoiled with obtrusive exterior coverings. Anti Bird Strike film provides in excess of 98% clear viewing, it is essentially only visible to our feathered friends. It can be installed as an effective way to protect native species while maintaining clear visibility at an affordable cost.
When we discuss the idea of outfitting residential and commercial properties with Anti Bird Strike films to help protect the local bird population, there are a variety of key requirements we have. It is incredibly important that we maintain clear visibility for people, enhance or maintain the building’s appearance, the window coverings should be cost effective, and they should be durable enough to last a very long time. Read on for the full benefits, and if you have any questions, would like to make an appointment, or receive a quote, be in touch anytime right here.
Completely Transparent for Humans
Optical clarity is critical for building owners. Occupants do not want their views spoiled with obtrusive exterior coverings. Anti Bird Strike film provide in excess of 98% clear viewing, it is essentially only visible to our feathered friends.
Improve Building Aesthetics
Bird deterrent patterns must blend in with the architecture in order to enhance rather than detract from the building appearance. Our bird deterrent solutions consist of unobtrusive and pleasing designs that do not dramatically change the architectural features of a building.
Any bird deterrent solution must last for many years in order to be economically viable to building owners You can expect a lifespan in excess of 8 years, and probably much more than that. This solution is not affected by window cleaning.
Bang for Your Buck
Our Anti Bird Strike films are easy to install, repair, or replace. For building maintenance, you also save time and money by reducing maintenance and protecting our local wildlife at the same time.
What Can You Do?
To set up a consultation, or just to ask questions, just give us a call or send us a message, we would be happy to hear from you.