Bird Strikes On Windows In Oakland, California

Have you ever had a bird fly into your home, car or office window? If you have, you are not alone and you know how startling and sad it can be. It is estimated that nearly 1 billion birds die each year because of collisions with windows. Even when birds get up and fly away after a strike, they usually end up dying afterward due to internal injuries. Read below to find out the reasons birds fly into windows and how we, at Oakland Window Film, are helping home and businesses just like you, avoid hurting our bird friends and save money on costly repairs.

Why Do Birds Fly Into Windows?

Bird strikes on windows can be categorized into daytime strikes and nighttime strike because the reasons for the collisions vary greatly depending on what time of day they occur. In the daytime, birds mistake windows for trees or nesting areas because they see the reflection of foliage in them. At night, nocturnal birds, who are attracted to light, fly into windows because they are instinctually driven toward light. There is another reason birds fly into glass windows, although not as common as the first two reasons– they see their reflection and attack it, mostly in spring when their territorial drive is at its peak.

How To Prevent Bird Strikes On Home or Office Windows

Birds are beautiful and a friend to mankind because they rid us of pests like bugs and vermin. Keeping them safe benefits us directly and indirectly. Since birds break windows in collisions, if you have had a bird strike, it is only a matter of time until you need to replace cracked or shattered glass. The best and easiest way to prevent bird strikes on your home’s windows is to have bird strike prevention film applied to them. Bird strike prevention film approved by the American Bird Conservancy and is “peer-reviewed protocols that we deem sufficient, or which have been shown by experienced monitors to demonstrate a significant reduction in collisions.” Bird strike prevention film is also bird specific so it allows birds to see reflective windows that would otherwise be invisible to them with no loss of clarity on your Oakland home’s windows either!

If you are concerned about birds flying into your home’s windows and dying or being hurt, contact us at Oakland Window Film to learn more about our specialty window films, engineered to solve this issue.

There's a reason that Oakland property owners come to Angus when they have questions about window film! Angus has been operating in the window tinting industry for over a decade and is a subject matter expert. After moving to California from Scotland, Angus began working in the construction industry where he first learned about window film through his relationships with various architects and interior designers. He was amazed by the many practical benefits and versatility of such a seemingly simple product. This eventually led him to pursue a career in the tinting industry, a position which he has held for a number of years and thoroughly enjoys. Angus loves working closely with his customers and building relationships as they tackle complex problems related to security, privacy, and energy efficiency. He is an expert at selecting the perfect film to meet the needs of any space and is highly familiar with all the top brands, including 3M, Vista, LLumar, and more.