Bird Friendly Design

Golden Crowned Kinglet is the most common bird to collide with buildings at UBC

UBC has developed “Bird Friendly Design Guidelines for Buildings” to raise awareness about the dangers buildings pose to birds and inspire the incorporation of bird-friendly design strategies in campus development.

Bird Friendly Design

Birds are important because they provide ecosystem services in the form of pest control, pollination and seed dispersal. In addition the high visibility and audibility of birds creates a valuable experiential link between people and local wildlife in urban settings. UBC has developed Bird Friendly Design Guidelines for Buildings to raise awareness about the dangers buildings pose to birds and inspire the incorporation of bird-friendly design strategies in campus development. Designing a structure to be bird friendly does not need to add to construction costs, nor does it need to restrict the imagination.  Innovative thinking is encouraged when it comes to the application of the guidelines.