[CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes

sffaulkner at comcast.net sffaulkner at comcast.net
Sun Aug 6 10:13:40 EDT 2017

This is a great question, and I'd like to add to it -- has anyone had personal experience (not hearing stories) of how effective those UV markers are on windows? The markers look like highlighters but use UV ink, so the birds see them and we don't. Has anyone used and evaluated them? Bird strikes are a problem for lots of buildings. 


Sarah Faulkner 

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From: "Andy Thiede via CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
To: "ctbirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 10:05:40 AM 
Subject: [CT Birds] Glass Buildings and Bird Strikes 

Hi Friends, 
I’m seeking your advice, but realize this topic may not be 100% appropriate forCT Birds, and so please feel free to respond to me privately at: clutchzat at aol.com. 

Last week I met a business colleague at their office, asuite in a large professional building in Rocky Hill. The building has all glass tinted windows, andreflects the trees brilliantly. Definitelya death trap for birds, and indeed, while meeting with the colleague, I lookedoutside and saw a dead robin. One of the office workers indicated it’s a commonoccurrence. I’m sure if I were to walk the perimeter of the building daily, Icould gather quite a collection. 

Myquestion: Does a citizen have any reasonablechance to effect changes this building’s owner could make? Perhaps there would be more clout if thebuilding was in the development stages, but this is a well-establishedcommercial office building. Sickening. Thanks for your ear. 

Andy Thiede 
Berlin, CT 
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