ABC is the only national organization with a program dedicated to addressing the problem of bird mortality caused by collisions with buildings. Our publication, Bird-friendly Building Design, published in 2015. explains in straightforward terms why birds hit glass, what features make certain buildings more prone to bird collisions, and the science behind the collision phenomenon. Most importantly, the book provides cost-neutral solutions for new building construction and reasonable ways that existing buildings can be retrofitted to make them bird-friendly.    

Bird-friendly Building Design

ABC has produced the book Bird-Friendly Building Design to assist developers, architects, and building owners working with LEED Pilot Credit #55 – Reducing Bird Collisions; regulators and builders researching the application of voluntary guidelines or mandatory standards for buildings; or anyone simply looking for detailed information on the collisions issue and designing structures that minimize bird deaths. This website provides supplemental and updated information to this book.

To order the Bird Friendly Building Guide, call Annie Bradfield at (540) 253-5870.

Help for Home Windows

Birds cannot see glass. As a result hundreds of millions die each year in collisions with windows, many on homes like yours. Now there's a simple, practical and affordable solutions all along. Note: ABC has recently signed a licensing agreement with CollidEscape, a leading company providing solutions to bird collisions with windows, whereby CollidEscape has become the sole distributor of ABC Birdtape. ABC is transferring its inventory to CollidEscape, which will shortly be in a position to take your orders. It can be found online at www.CollidEscape.org.

ABC offers Bird-friendly Building Design, a continuing education class eligible for both AIA and LEED credit. Face-to-face classes and webinars are available.

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