Bird Friendly Campus

is a student-led research project dedicated to protecting birds on the UW Seattle campus and beyond.
Help us collect data on campus by signing up as a volunteer collision monitor below or report a collision above!

Campus Collision Victims


Over 22 bird species represent the up to 15,000 birds that die because of window collisions on UW’s campus every year. Over half of those species are in decline, with two in severe decline. Our work will save 100s of thousands of birds and help prevent the loss of entire species.


Our interdisciplinary study combines architecture, the built environment, tech, and environmental sciences to understand the impact of buildings on wildlife.


Run by students for students, our UW, Seattle-based research will provide learning opportunities to countless students through 2025 while protecting campus birds for generations.


Our internal app, Avian Impact, eliminated web-based forms and handwritten observations - the first in the field - including automatically generated metrics. Plus the app includes real-time map and report updates.

Download the world's first
collision tracking app!

Avian Impact

Our research in numbers:


Birds Lost / Year on Campus






Monitoring Hours Completed

Our far! 


App (Beta) Launched

The beta version of our app launched! It's used to collect all field data for the project! 


Deadly Winter

Our winter data showed it was our deadliest season compared to fall and spring due to the local winter migration of the varied thrush.


UW Green Building Standards

Our data will be used to create friendly building standards for our campus, requiring new buildings to be bird-safe!


UW News

In November the team was interviewed for a video feature and article about our project! 


Our Team Grows! 

Our app team grew to include a lead developer, SR developer, and three student developers! Plus our research team welcomed an architectural designer.


Longest Year-Round Campus Study

In March 2024 we started our seventh quarter of daily monitoring of 22 campus building! 


Gould Gallery Exhibit

Our project is being featured in Gould Gallery's Process and Progress Exhibit May 2nd - June 2nd! 


Avian Impact Launches! 

On May 10th our app, Avian Impact, will launch on the App Store and Google Play!

Join our Flock!

Report Collisions


You can report collisions from any location by clicking the button at the top right of the page! 
Or on our app launching May 10th!



Volunteer collision monitors are the heart of our project! The commitment is minimal (one hour per week), we supply everything you need to collect the data, all sites are on campus, and you get to be part of a group of supportive bird lovers, environmentalists, and designers! 

Sponsor Our Project


We're looking for sponsors to support Phase 2 of our project by funding bird-safe patterns to retrofit campus buildings. The patterns will be monitored for effectiveness over one year. Contact us for more info!  

Spread the word! 


Share our site, pick up free stickers and pins for you and your friends at one of our events, and tell everyone about the work we're doing! 💙