Our backyards will soon be a flurry of activity as our feathered friends begin their spring migration. As we begin to welcome back our flocks, we should quickly turn to ensuring the proper precautions are taken care of early. Every year millions of birds are injured or killed due to window strikes and one sure-fire way to help avoid this possibility is by getting your reflective window decals up before the season really kicks into high gear!
These window decals can be applied to your home or office windows that brilliantly reflect the ultraviolet sunlight. The ultraviolet light is invisible to humans but glows like a stop light for birds.
The main reason for this being that birds enjoy a much sharper vision than their human counterparts, with the ability to see certain light frequencies–including ultraviolet—which we humans cannot.
Many songbirds have feathers that reflect ultraviolet light. This light is used to communicate species, gender, and perhaps even social standing. Birds can see this ultraviolet light under normal, daylight conditions, while humans would require the assistance of a black light.