Birds and their graceful flights are a testament to nature’s beauty. Yet, in urban landscapes, these flights can quickly turn tragic as birds, unable to discern glass from clear sky or vegetation reflections, collide with buildings. In Wisconsin and Illinois alone, millions of birds meet an untimely death each year due to such collisions. It’s an environmental issue that not only impacts our beloved avian population but can also lead to building maintenance costs. Thankfully, there’s an effective and aesthetic solution: bird strike window film.
Before delving into the solution, let’s first understand the magnitude of the problem:
Birds can’t discern the reflection of skies and trees on glass windows, leading them to collide. The results are devastating:
It’s estimated that millions of birds face fatal collisions in North America annually, with significant numbers reported in Wisconsin and Illinois.
These collisions impact various species, with some being endangered or on the brink of becoming so.
Bird strike window films are specifically engineered to make windows visible to birds, preventing them from mistaking transparent or reflective surfaces as open sky or dense vegetation. Here’s how they work:
Bird strike window films are a key solution:
Pattern Recognition: The films feature distinct patterns. While subtle to the human eye, birds can easily identify and avoid them.
UV Reflective Technology: Many birds can see ultraviolet light. These films are designed to reflect UV, alerting birds of the window barrier.
To combat this issue, local and state legislation has been enacted:
Madison Ordinance ORD-20-00069:
Illinois Public Act 102-0119:
At NuVision, we believe in harmonious coexistence. Our cities and urban spaces should be safe havens for both humans and wildlife. With this vision, we’ve taken the lead in providing and installing top-notch bird strike window films for commercial buildings across Wisconsin and Illinois.
The issue of bird strikes is not just an environmental concern but a call to action for businesses and individuals alike. By opting for bird strike window films, you’re not only safeguarding birds but also promoting a message of sustainability and care.
To learn more about our bird strike window film solutions or to request a quote, contact NuVision Window Film & Graphics today. Let’s make our urban spaces safer and harmonious for all.