Tuesday, August 28, 2012

solutions to prevent bird-window collisions

More emerging solutions to prevent the collisions of birds with window glass are becoming available.

We outfitted first-floor windows on the building where the W. Gr. Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory has its office (at the Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, owned and managed by the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust) today, using anti-reflective tape -- see before and after photos below - that we obtained through the Wisconsin Humane Society's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. We believe this will be an excellent solution, and it is easy to apply. If you're interested in this product, contact Scott Diehl at WI Humane. Scott can help with many solutions to prevent bird/window collisions. Call Scott at 414-264-6257.
Before applying anti-reflective tape
After applying tape

Saturday, August 11, 2012

rare Eurasian (or Western?) shorebirds this summer/early fall

Little Stint - Ph : Wikimedia Commons
A number of very unusual and rare vagrant shorebirds are showing up across North America this summer. Read more about this news at this link. The recent Wandering Tattler is just one example, so look carefully at birds you see that don't match the usual field marks...