Up to a billion birds die each year due to building collisions. Twice a year, migratory birds embark on a long, cross-continental flight. But their journey is often cut short. From hummingbirds to colorful warblers, bird populations are decreasing—and glass buildings are one reason why. Birds simply can’t tell the reflection of trees and sky in façades from the real thing. Guardian Bird1st UV glass is the clear answer for safer birds year round.
Guardian Bird1st UV glass offers the right balance of solar performance, aesthetics and bird safety—so you can start designing your bird-friendly building through one trusted source. A patent-pending UV stripe coating on the first surface looks transparent in most viewing conditions2. Views remain pristine unlike traditional ceramic frit solutions, all while helping protect birds. Bird1st UV coated glass combined with a SunGuard® SN or SNX coating provides bird-strike protection and excellent solar performance.
The Guardian Bird1st UV stripe coating visually signals an impending barrier to birds and helps prevent collisions. With an acceptable Threat Factor3 score of ≤30 from the American Bird Conservancy, the product follows the 2x2 rule to account for different sizes and species of birds.
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