Tips on Living With Wildlife
The vast majority of birds that Tri-State receives are injured as a result of human activity. There are many things you can do that will help reduce injuries to birds and other wildlife.
- Keep your pets under control, and keep cats indoors.
- Hang hawk silhouettes, decals, or other ornaments in windows to reduce the chance of impact injuries.
- Look before you lop! Check for nests before you trim bushes or cut down trees. Better yet, do your pruning in the winter– it’s better for the plants!
- Keep your bird feeders clean.
- Drive carefully and watch the roadsides for wildlife, especially at dawn and dusk.
- Cap your chimney and install an approved clothes dryer vent cover.
- Use natural or organic alternatives to chemical pest control or lawn care. Many birds die each year from exposure to these chemicals.
- Pick up litter, especially fishing line and plastic six-pack rings.
- Dispose of hazardous household products properly.
- Educate children to respect wild birds and not capture them.
Click on the links below for more information on how you can make your windows safer for birds.
For more information about injury prevention, visit our FAQ page.