Glass offers many advantages to people. For wild birds, however, facades, walkways and noise barriers made of glass can pose a life-threatening danger. For as well as they are adapted to their natural environment with their optical sense, they can hardly recognize an obstacle made of glass created by human hand.
In order to reduce the risk of collision, Glas Trösch, with the support of the Swiss Ornithological Institute Sempach, has developed anti-bird strike glass solutions. BIRDprotect stands for bird impact resistant glass finishing, which demonstrably reduces bird impact on the glass element. BIRDprotect makes a valuable contribution to bird protection in modern architecture.
Causes of bird strike
Transmission and reflection are the fatal phenomena that lead to collisions of birds with glass.