As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Window Coverings Mimic Tree Branches to Deter Birds



The University of Florida is experimenting with a unique window design that mimics tree branches to help prevent bird collisions.

April 26, 2018, at 1:50 a.m.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida is experimenting with a unique window design that mimics tree branches to help prevent bird collisions.

School officials say birds hitting windows has been a campus-wide problem for years. Mark Hostetler is a professor of wildlife ecology and conservation in UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He says they asked students to monitor buildings two years ago to see where the bulk of the collisions were occurring.


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