“San Francisco Explores ‘Bird-Safe’ Building Standards,” CBS reports. But of course they are:
Legislation in San Francisco designed to prevent birds from deadly accidents involving high-rise windows has passed a Board of Supervisors committee and will be presented to the full board.
Proponents of the “bird-safe” building standards told the board’s land use committee that clear glass window panes pose a hazard to migratory and local birds because they don’t necessarily recognize that glass is in their flight pattern, resulting in dead or injured birds upon impact.
The proposed legislation would require builders to install treated windows on any new construction determined to pose a great risk to birds.