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FLAP Canada's Annual Bird Layout at the ROM
See below for FLAP's powerful timelapse video of our bird layout at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Bird Impact Reduction Day / April 12
FLAP Canada is thrilled to be collaborating with the Canadian Wildlife Federation on their Bird Impact Reduction Day (B.I.R.D.) initiative on April 12th, raising awareness of the problem of bird/building collisions and sharing information on how we can all help reverse this threat to our winged species.
See The Messenger
The Canadian Theatrical Premiere of The Messenger. The Messenger is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperilled songbird, and what it means to us on a global and human scale if we lose them. FLAP is honoured to be a part of this masterpiece of filmmaking and we wish to thank Songbird SOS for believing in our organization.
Playing at The Bookshelf Cinema
Guelph, ON, CANADA
Ryan Norris of the University of Guelph and Paloma Plant of Fatal Light Awareness Program will be on hand for a post-screening Q+A on April 23.
The Hyland Cinema
London, ON, CANADA
Chris Guglielmo of The University of Western Ontario and Paloma Plant from Fatal Light Awareness Project will be on hand for a post-screening discussion on Friday April 22nd.
The Princess Cinema
Waterloo, ON, CANADA
April 24, 26 & 27
The Fox Cinema
Toronto, ON, CANADA
Director Su Rynard, Michael Mesure from FLAP Canada and Emily Hunter of Greenpeace will be in attendance on Wed. April 27 for a post screening Q+A
FLAP Canada's 2016 Bird Layout
On March 10th FLAP Canada held its Annual Bird Display at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Over 2100 birds, all victims of window collisions, were laid out to raise awareness on this leading cause of bird death. FLAP wishes to thank the ROM for their ongoing support in providing us with the venue for this powerful event.
Cats and Birds Campaign
Nature Canada and FLAP have teamed up to help educate homeowners on the leading perils migratory birds face as they visit our yards. By keeping your cats indoors and treating your windows with markers, you can help save the lives of millions of birds.
USFWS Glass Best Practices
The highly anticipated document by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been published. FLAP Canada is proud to be a part of the team of stakeholders who helped develop this guide and we are thrilled to see FLAP's BirdSafe being recommended in this essential document.
Windows are everywhere: in our homes, offices, stores, cottages...everywhere. Bird Collisions with windows is a leading cause of bird death across North America. At FLAP Canada, we share our knowledge - gained from over 20 years of experience in the field - and have designed this website to help reverse this threat.
SAFE WINGS OTTAWA
Safe Wings Ottawa is a new bird conservation initiative of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club inspired by the work of FLAP Canada. We are excited and grateful to have this ambitious young group focussed on bird/building collisions in Canada's capital city. By sharing data and knowledge, and maintaining a strong working relationship with local organizations such as Safe Wings Ottawa, we will succeed in the ultimate goal of safeguarding migratory birds from building collisions.
REPORTING SPECIES AT RISK
You can help protect listed bird species at the click of a mouse. Whenever you encounter a listed bird species that has died in a building collision, simply visit the Ministry of Natural Resource's website and fill in their Rare Species Reporting form.
MAKE YOUR BUILDING BirdSafe™
In collaboration with a multitude of stakeholders in the scientific and bird protection community, FLAP Canada has developed the first of its kind -- BirdSafe Standards and Risk Assessment designed to objectively assess a building's risk for bird collisions.
Join our citizen science project
By sharing your bird-window collision encounter, you are contributing to a global database. This will help the scientific and governmental communities better understand the magnitude of the bird-window collision issue and to inspire new and effective bird collision deterrent technologies.
Follow bird migration live
Like air quality, pollen count and UV reports, the FLAP Tracker is a Bird Migration Intensity report that displays current weather conditions, a wind direction map and weather radar technology that helps track the concentration of birds in the Great Lakes region.
HELP AN INJURED BIRD
If you're like the rest of us, it won't be long before you'll encounter a bird that has been injured from a window collision. Leaving this defenseless bird on the ground to recover from its injuries is not recommended. Instead, the bird will need all the help it can get...and this starts with you.
MAKE YOUR HOME SAFE FOR BIRDS
Now that winter is upon us, our bird feeders will be busier than ever. With this increase in activity comes an increase in bird collisions with your home windows. You can help reduce, and in some cases eliminate this threat with easy and inexpensive window treatments. Start by visiting our collision prevention page.
JOIN THE BIRD RESCUE TEAM
There are over 940,000 registered buildings for the City of Toronto alone, not to mention the millions more across North America. All of these buildings have the potential for bird/window collisions. FLAP Canada needs your help to conduct search and rescue patrols for these fallen birds.
FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program) CANADA
OUR MISSION: Working to safeguard migratory birds in the urban environment through education, policy development, research, rescue and rehabilitation.
OUR VISION: Create a 24-hour collision-free urban environment for migratory birds.