Birds and Buildings

Art Aims to Protect Birds from Glass
Type: In the Media
June 1, 2012
Competition to produce bird-saving design
Type: In the Media
February 10, 2012
Bird collisions are focus of Temple graphic design exhibit
Type: News Story
Each year nearly 1,000 birds die after colliding with glass facades that cover many of the buildings on the Temple campus. In an effort to bring awareness to the issue of bird deaths, Tyler School of Art, the Audubon Society and Temple’s Office of Sustainability is hosting Bird’s Eye View, a juried exhibition of designs for protective window films.
February 8, 2012
Faces of Temple: Haley Gilles
Type: News Story
In this week's installment of the student video series, biology major Haley Gillis shares how her work in the Conservation Department at the Philadelphia Zoo led to her lead a project to prevent birds from colliding with Temple buildings.
January 23, 2012
Birds & buildings: A deadly mix
Type: News Story
Twice each year, countless birds migrate from the northernmost reaches of Alaska to the sunny warmth of Brazil. But their incredible journeys can be cut short by a simple pane of glass. The transparent and reflective nature of windows makes glass invisible to birds, causing them to collide with buildings with deadly results.
June 3, 2009