We're onto
something big!

Our phase 2 plan, Campus Building Standards, a gallery exhibit, and collision reporting app will be released in Spring 2024!
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Since 2022

About our research

Our project aims to raise awareness across the University of Washington, Seattle campus about the loss of birds due to collisions with transparent or reflective glass and lit surfaces. Students and volunteers monitor 22 campus buildings for dead birds that have collided with glass surfaces from September 2022 through March 2024. The species and location data collected will help us plan future design solutions and learn which species are most vulnerable to collisions on campus and in our region. Our project seeks to create an inclusive space for everyone on campus to learn about birds and how architecture impacts wildlife. All are welcome to join and everyone’s accessibility needs will be met throughout the project. As of Summer 2023 our entire team of researchers and developers represent women in the sciences! 

Our achievements...so far! 

1/2023

App (Beta) Launched

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

9/2023

Complete Year of Data

In September 2023 we completed a year of monitoring for 22 campus buildings!

9/2023

UW Green Building Standards

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

11/2023

UW News

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

Meet the Team!