Save a Bird with a Sticker
This activity comes to us from the educators at the Prospect Park Audubon Center.
How can a sticker save a bird? It's not the sticker itself that's important but rather where you put it that matters. In this case it's on your windows. It is estimated that 90,000 to 230,000 birds annually are killed when they fly into windows—in New York City alone. The birds cannot tell the difference between the reflection in a window and open space, which causes collisions. By adding stickers to windows, the glass becomes more easily visible to birds and they are able to avoid flying into them.
Here is a simple craft to make your own window stickers and become a bird hero! If you prefer a video tutorial, our friends at Theodore Roosevelt Audubon made one you can see.
What you will need:
If you find all your stickers are tearing, try adding another layer of glue on top and let it dry. Once removed the stickers should stick onto any window. The more stickers you add the better it is for birds, so make as many as you want!