Created in collaboration with the NYC Audubon Society and Columbia University, the 55-page publication examines the apparent causes of bird mortality in the built environment, conveys the ecological, economic, ethical and legal justifications for bird conservation, advocates for a series of preventative and rehabilitative strategies, and describes precedents for regulatory initiatives. The Guidelines promote measures to protect birdlife in the planning, design and operation stages of multiple building types. They are intended for use by architects, landscape architects, engineers, glass technicians, environmentalists, building owners and operators, construction industry stakeholders, city planners, civic officials, state and federal agencies, and the general public. Revealing the magnitude of bird-collisions with glass, the book describes the conditions that cause these deadly collisions, and presents clear strategies to mitigate this problem through design – both design of new sites & structures and retrofit of existing conditions. The Guidelines can be downloaded at www.nyaudubon.org.
NYC Audobon Society