Join us at the ROM on March 20, 2015
FLAP Canada, in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), will display the bodies of over 1,700 migratory birds which died in collisions with buildings while trying to navigate through Toronto in 2014. The display contains over 90 bird species, including Species at Risk protected under federal legislation. This display is a small sample of the estimated 1,000,000 birds that die annually in collisions with Toronto buildings each year.
Roll over the photo to see a magnification and species names. An * indicates 'Species at Risk'
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.
Bird Rescue Volunteers and Drivers Needed
Buildings that pose a threat to birds are EVERYWHERE. Some areas have a higher concentration of buildings with design features that pose a higher threat level to birds. This map shows just a few of these regions across the GTA where birds need your help. Just click on an icon to see the intersection of concern. Please contact FLAP Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (416) 366-3527 if you can help search any of these areas for fallen birds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.