Limit Dangerous Threats

Keep Cats Indoors

In the United States alone, outdoor cats kill approximately 2.4 billion birds every year. Although this number may seem unbelievable, it represents the combined impact of tens of millions of outdoor cats. Each outdoor cat plays a part.

The City of Houston currently promotes the Trap, Neuter, Return program, which does not address the threat of cats to birds. We support the American Bird Conservancy’s Cats Indoor initiative: Learn more.


Check Your Labels

Pesticides including rat poison and insecticides like neonics kill birds and have an overall detrimental effect on our food chain. Learn more.


Avoid Window Strikes

Windows on homes, office buildings, and high rises have glass that reflects the trees and surroundings, creating images that look like inviting places for bird to fly. It is estimated that up to one billion birds die in the US every year due to window strikes. The good news is that materials such as bird-friendly glass are becoming more effective and available. Learn more.

Did You know?

Predation by domestic cats is the number-one direct, human-caused threat to birds in the United States and Canada.

2014 State of the Birds report


Did You Know?

Northern Mockingbirds have been known to so skillfully imitate sounds such as squeaky gate hinges, sirens, and barking dogs that even an acoustical analysis could not tell the difference between the mockingbird and the original sound.

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