Every year, Safe Wings Ottawa creates an eye-opening display of birds that were killed by colliding with windows during the previous year. On Wednesday, March 20, we will present the birds our volunteers collected in 2018. The 3,135 collisions we documented represent 111 species, including 5 Species at Risk. These are just a small fraction of the estimated 250,000 birds killed annually by building collisions in the Ottawa area.
As the City of Ottawa continues its work to develop bird-friendly design guidelines — even as more and more hazardous structures are built — we hope you and your staff will join us to better appreciate the scope of the problem, and to find out what you can do to help address this important issue.