Window Kit Instructions

Thank you for making your windows at home safe for birds! Once you have transformed your windows, remember to report your transformation by emailing a photo to birdsafeguelph@gmail.com and letting us know the approximate square footage of window space transformed! This information helps us to keep the project going and gain funding from grants in the future.

*COVID-19 Health and Safety Notice*
Our volunteers take utmost care to sanitize their hands before kit assembly. Once assembled, kits are left untouched before delivery for a minimum of 48 hours. To ensure your safety when using these kits, please sanitize your kit upon receipt, and wash your hands after using the kit.

Feather Friendly Kit Instructions:

*IMPORTANT: The Feather Friendly® Tape must be installed when it is 10oC outside or warmer. Please wait to use your Feather Friendly® kit in the spring for proper installation.

Click here for a how-to guide with pictures

The Artist’s Kit Instructions:

See the written instructions below on how to use the Artist’s Kit:

Step 1: Select a window to transform. Consider taking the BirdSafe® Homeowner Self Assessment to identify which of your windows at home pose the greatest threat to birds. The transformation must be done on the outside of the window to be effective.

Step 2: Clean your windows so they are completely clear of debris and dust.

Step 2: Start your paint marker by shaking the marker and pressing down on the tip until the paint starts flowing. You will need to repeat the shaking and pressing multiple times to get the paint flowing (this can take a few minutes).

Step 3: Unleash your inner artist! Using your paint marker, draw designs on the glass surface of your window. Feel free to be as simple or elaborate as you wish, just remember not to leave any large gaps. Use the kit ruler to measure your gaps and ensure there are no gaps greater than 5cm apart.
Tip: Use a stencil to trace images onto your window.

Note* If you must remove your transformation in the future, paint markings can be removed from glass using a small amount of acetone.

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