An estimated one billion birds die every year by colliding with windows and glass.
Experts believe half that many birds, and countless small mammals, are killed annually by free-roaming cats. These are just two of the biggest hazards faced by birds in our cities, towns and suburbs—problems that native landscaping alone will not fix. However, there are simple solutions you can implement to address these and many other issues affecting native bird and wildlife populations. Our Bring Conservation Home technicians will assist you with your unique situation, and you can visit these links for more information.
Bird window strikes
- National Audubon’s tips to Minimize Window Collisions
- American Bird Conservancy’s home window collision flyer
- The Fatal Light Awareness Program has a Window resource page under the Being Bird Friendly tab
Water features for birds and wildlife
Artificial nest boxes for birds and bats
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology Nest Box Info
- Missouri Dept of Conservation Woodworking Guides
- Bat Conservation International’s Bat House Tips and Plans
Supplemental bird feeding
Native Bee information
- Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees
- Xerces Society Nests for Native Bees Fact Sheet
- Xerces Society Tunnel Nests for Native Bees Fact Sheet
- Deer protection/deterrent by BuckBeGone
When you are ready to join us in building urban wildlife habitat, complete the survey request form and the Program Coordinator will contact you for appointment scheduling.