Jane’s Walk: Birds & Buildings

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Sun May 7
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Explore the problem of bird-window collisions in the nation’s capital on a Jane’s Walk (free walking tour – http://bit.ly/2oXWuaV) led by Sarah Kirkpatrick-Wahl of Safe Wings Ottawa. Sarah will lead you through part of the downtown core, pointing out common building features that pose a danger to birds as well as bird-friendly glass treatments. As you walk, you will learn why birds collide with windows, and about strategies you can use to make your own home or workplace safer for these captivating creatures. The walk will begin at the North entrance to City Hall (Marion Dewar Plaza, 110 Laurier Ave. W). Please see the Jane’s Walk site for more details: http://janeswalk.herokuapp.com/walks/3525

Ottawa City Hall

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3 Responses

  1. Josée

    Please note that the beginning of the “Birds and Buildings” Jane’s Walk is at the North entrance to City Hall (Marion Dewar Plaza, 110 Laurier Ave) and finishes at the Bank of Canada on Wellington.

  2. Catherine

    Am I right in thinking that on the walk we will see buildings that have windows that make birds susceptible to collisions and learn about preventative measures that we can take in our own homes? Beyond that is there information on encouraging those responsible for the upkeep of the buildings to modify their windows? Sadly I have seen the toll that windows take on birds and i have taken measures in my own home. I wonder what more I can do.

    • Josée

      The issues you mentioned will be covered. As well, if you’re on the walk, you’re welcome to ask questions. Have you considered becoming a volunteer with Safe Wings? There’s a variety of skills required. http://safewings.ca/volunteer/

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