Stop Birds from Flying into Windows

We hear from readers all the time, asking us what to do about birds flying into windows. It’s a tough

We hear from readers all the time, asking us what to do about birds flying into windows. It’s a tough one. The only thing you can really do is to break up the reflection in the glass. We’ve heard of readers using everything from wind chimes to streamers to do this, but here at our offices in Wisconsin, we use a simple paper cutout. You can buy window clings and gels to put on your windows to accomplish this as well, but a simple silhouette print works, too. Here’s a hawk design that you can use for your own windows. Download your own pdf to print out by clicking on the bird below.


Stacy
Stacy Tornio, Editor, Birds & Blooms When I was a kid, I used to moan and groan about waking up at 5 a.m. to harvest corn. They claimed it was something about working in the cool part of the day, but I thought it was pure torture. Now, I’m thankful for my gardening roots and enjoy growing tomatoes, pepper, melons, cucumbers and a whole lot more with my own kids. We also feed the birds, plant containers and anything else that involves getting our hands dirty in the backyard.