Markham’s corporate citizens have started doing their part to prevent unnecessary bird deaths, resulting from highly reflective windows.
This year, Markham Hilton Suites Hotel Conference Centre and Spa installed bird-friendly film on the windows in its tranquility garden.
According to the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP), a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing bird collisions, bird collisions with windows is one of the leading causes of bird deaths.
Birds cannot detect a window pane, especially if the window reflects a natural surrounding.
Instead, many birds try to fly through the window, resulting in injury and often death.
The hotel’s tranquility garden — the site of wedding ceremonies and other special events — includes several trees, which reflect off the glass panes.