People of Northwest Public Radio
Wed August 8, 2012
Sky-High Design: How To Make A Bird-Friendly Building
Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 7:44 am
Shiny glass buildings are a hallmark of modern architecture, but for birds, that shimmer can be deadly. Every year, an estimated 100 million to 1 billion birds die by flying into glass windows. By studying how birds interact with buildings, architects and ornithologists are trying to create special features designed to keep birds alive.
Below, click around to see architectural features that can make buildings safer for birds — or more deadly.