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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Next time you decide to give your window a cleaning just remember that every spray of Windex is a nail in the coffin of one poor defenseless birdy. It's a fact that around 10% of all birds in America are killed by windows. I'm not bullshitting you, there is actually research to back it up. I'm not actually sure how they went about doing that type of research but I don't think that they went around counting all the birds outside windows because that would be CUCKOO!!

The report was posted in Bioone Science News and it states that between 365 million and 988 million US birds die each year after flying into windows. Those numbers equate to around 10% of the entire population of birds in America. You may think that it's the tall skyscrapers that are killing the birds but the report states that only 1% of the deaths are from skyscrapers. It's the small buildings that are doing the job of killing the birds. THE HOMES!!!

The figures in the report only show bird deaths in America but it is a thing that happens all around the world. So your house may have killed a couple birds already and you don't even know it. But don't feel too guilty just yet. There are ways in which you can prevent further damage to the winged creatures. You can start by turning off artificial lights at night. You can also use ultraviolet maple-leaf window decals, hawk stickers, or dab some tempera paint on the window glass. You can save some lives if you do. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.