United States & Canada - EN

[Quiz] Test your knowledge about birds and bird-friendly glass solutions

logo Guardian
What's your challenge?
Design with glass

From anti-reflection to color tints, modern glass enhances design in many ways.

Build with glass

Whatever the construction challenge, we have the glass to help meet it.

Glass for your home

See how the correct choice of glass can help transform a home – and even our wellbeing.

7 St. Thomas

Curved glass contributes to harmony between Victorian and contemporary design

Midlands Technical College Library

When glass helps to create a comfortable learning environment

ARO - 242 West 53rd Street

Floor to ceiling windows provide light, transparency and sweeping views of Central Park

All our projects

From landmark construction projects to innovative residential builds, this is how our glass can make the difference

Our story

Just as we were in 1932, we're ready to meet the challenges of now and the future

Environmental Stewardship

Find out more about how glass can support sustainable design

Quality control

We strive for quality in everything we do

[Quiz] Test your knowledge about birds and bird-friendly glass solutions

Some concerning figures

Entire bird species are currently vanishing or dwindling, all around the world:

  • 23% of the world’s bird species are threatened or nearly threatened with extinction.2
  • 44% of the global bird population is in decline.1

How does this affect our ecosystem?

These figures are also worrying from a socio-environmental point of view:

  • Seed dispersal and pollination: birds are thought to pollinate between 3 and 5% of over 1,500 species of crops or medicinal plants.2
  • Pest control: birds have been shown to reduce damage from insect pests in a variety of agricultural systems.2

What is causing this?

Deforestation and urbanization tend to damage – or even destroy – birds’ natural habitat. The sky-rocketing building density in some cities can also cause collisions. These are some of the ways human activity is impacting the bird population around the world.

Birds and buildings: take the test

Our main focus here will be on the impact of window collisions on birds, and the use of more appropriate glass on building facades as a solution to help reduce collision risks.

Do you understand birds’ physiology and behavior, which are key elements in the development of our bird-friendly glass solutions? If not, we suggest you learn more about this topic thanks to our 10-question quiz!