Window strikes increase during migration time.

It’s migration time and that means an increase in the number of window strikes as birds not familiar with your yard pass through.

If a bird does hit your window, take a look at our FAQs before doing anything: you may save yourself (and the bird) a trip to the Center:     (here is an preview of this FAQ from Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

A Bird Hit My Window. What Should I Do?

Bird strikes are startling and traumatic to watch. But, oftentimes the bird is simply stunned and will fly away in as little as 15 minutes to as long as a couple hours. We recommend the following steps, to help you and the bird reduce stress and save time:

1) If the bird is near a low bush, pick the bird up and place it at the base of the bush.

2) If it’s cold outside or you’re worried about feral cats, you may place the bird in a shoe box and put the shoe box in your garage or unused room. Be sure to close the door and keep the room quiet to help reduce stress on the already stressed bird.

3) After 2 hours, take the shoe box outside and lift the lid. At this point, hopefully the bird will fly away. If not, the bird has either died from extreme internal injuries (which we could not have done anything to reverse) or it’s evident that the bird has an injured wing, etc., at which point you should bring it into the Center.


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