How To Get Birds To Stop Running Into Windows

Are you tired of seeing beautiful birds fly into your windows and get injured or even die? I know I was, so I decided to do some research on how to prevent these accidents. After trying out a few methods, I found some effective ways to get birds to stop running into windows. I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you.

Understanding the Problem

Before diving into solutions, it’s important to understand why birds fly into windows. Reflections on windows can trick birds into thinking they’re flying into open space. Additionally, transparent or reflective glass poses a danger because birds may not see it as a solid surface.

Simple Solutions

One easy fix is to place Birdsbesafe collar covers on your outdoor cats. These brightly colored collars make it easier for birds to spot and avoid your feline friends. Additionally, applying WindowAlert decals to your windows breaks up reflections and makes the glass more visible to birds.

DIY Options

If you enjoy getting crafty, consider creating your own deterrents. You can hang decorative strings or beaded curtains in front of your windows. These visually disrupt the reflection and help birds recognize the presence of a barrier.

Landscaping Changes

Strategic landscaping can also help. Placing bird feeders and bird baths away from windows attracts birds to other areas of your yard, reducing the chances of collisions.

Advanced Measures

If you’re still experiencing frequent bird collisions, consider applying UV-reflective films to your windows. These films are visible to birds, but nearly transparent to the human eye, so they won’t obstruct your view.


After implementing these methods, I’ve seen a significant decrease in the number of bird-window collisions around my home. It feels great to know that I’m making a positive impact on the safety of our feathered friends. I hope these tips help you prevent bird collisions at your own home!