You don’t want to see it. The birds don’t want to do it. But birds sometimes don’t know better than to attack a window. Unfortunately, this puts the birds at risk for injury, not to mention the potential damage to your home. So, how are we to stop birds from attacking windows? Here are a few safe and natural ideas to prevent birds from flying into windows.
Distractions: Give the Birds Something Else to Think About
If you don’t have many decorations up outside a particular window, you may find that to a bird, the window might be the most enticing thing going on in the area. They’re curious and they want to know what’s happening on the other side. To stop birds from attacking windows, many bird lovers recommend putting up some sort of visual distraction that occupies the bird’s attention instead. Some ideas:
- Wind chimes
- Water sprinklers
- Shiny objects
It’s possible you have many of these objects around the house. You may simply need to reposition them near the window that gets the most attention. As you do, try to notice whether it has an effect. If not, try a new object until something works and occupies the birds’ attention.
Removing the Triggers for Bird Attacks
Bird strikes sometimes occur on accident, as the birds think that there’s a free opening they can explore. Other bird species can get territorial and attack the window on purpose. They may even attack a window repeatedly due to some sort of trigger in the area. The key here is to discover what that trigger may be and remove it as soon as possible.
Look around the area immediately inside your window. Are there any objects that birds might interpret as territorial threats? In some cases, a highly-reflective window will make a bird think it’s seeing a threat when it’s only looking at itself through the window. If that’s the case, you can try using a window deflector that still allows plenty of light in but reduces the reflective glare that may be causing the issue.
Use a Bird Deterrent to Keep Birds Away Safely
One way to stop birds from attacking windows is to deter them from your property entirely. But how do you do this in a way that essentially “shoos” the birds away without harming them? A bird deterrent that resembles a natural predator can be used to scare birds from the area, keeping birds away from your windows without any added work on your part.
Try The WhirlyBird Repeller
When attempting to stop birds from flying into windows, it’s often not enough to just use one of the methods noted above. This is because birds are intelligent and are quick to adapt.
- Shaped like a Peregrine Falcon, a natural predator of many bird species
- Clacks, wobbles and vibrates in the wind
- Reflects and scatters sunlight
- Spins in the wind to mimic wings beating
Because its movements and sounds are all randomized thanks to the natural movement of the wind and sun, the WhirlyBird Repeller prevents birds from getting acclimated to it. It’s the perfect way to stop birds from attacking windows! By setting it up in your yard in an area that can catch a breeze, you can scare birds away from your property naturally.
If you want to prevent birds from injuring themselves or your windows, it’s time to take control of your property. Order the WhirlyBird Repeller today!