When management was having an ongoing issue with bird’s striking a glass pedestrian bridge at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. at the rate of about one bird per month they knew that something needed to be done.
After researching the existing bird deterrent solutions officials decided upon our SOLYX® Bird Safety Films as low cost but effective means to mitigate the bird strike problem with the existing structure by making the glass walkway’s windows more visible to birds flying by. Since installing the Bird Safety Films the issue has been resolved and they are no longer experiencing an issue with birds striking the building’s glass.
Another example of a public building that was having bird strike issues is the Key West International Airport in Key West Florida. Again, they were having an ongoing problem with birds flying into two glass pedestrian overpasses during migration and again they choose SOLYX® Bird Safety Films, which feature unobtrusive gray lines that are visible to birds but don’t ruin the aesthetic of the existing architecture, in order to deal with the issue.
Airport Director Don DeGraw reports that the Bird Safety Film was “well worth” its cost. Meanwhile, says he has not received any calls about birds colliding with the overpasses since the modification was completed in 2016, and on his periodic checks of the roadway below he hasn’t found any dead birds.
If you are having issues with birds hitting your home or businesses’ windows our Bird Safety Films are the perfect low cost way to resolve the issue without having to make any major changes to your structure. Shop our Bird Safety Films to learn more.
Or read more about Bird Safety and SOLYX® Bird Safety Films from the experts over at the American Bird Conservancy website’s blog.