Another bird-friendly building mandate for the East Coast

Read the full story at Construction Dive.

Maryland’s Howard County Council passed a bird-safe building mandate last month, the second law of its kind on the East Coast, following New York City’s legislation that passed in December. 

Howard County is home to hummingbirds, cardinals, woodpeckers and doves, among many other bird species, all of which stop over during annual migration. When they land in unfamiliar territory to rest or find food, they often confuse reflective glass as passable space — resulting in fatal collisions that take the lives of up to a billion birds annually across North America, according to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC).

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