Make Your Own

Acopian BirdSavers

‘Quick Guide’ to make your own Acopian BirdSavers

  • Use 1/8″ diameter, dark colored, paracord (parachute cord).
  • How to make your own BirdSavers:
  • Attach the paracord on the outside of the window, above the glass.
  • Space the vertical hanging paracord anywhere from 3.5” to 4.25” apart.
  • If you are concerned about wind blowing the cords, the bottoms of the  cords can be attached below the glass, although many people like the effect when the cords stop about 2” above the bottom of the glass.
  • When you are finished, please send us some photos. We would love to see your BirdSavers! Thanks. [email protected]

Volunteers at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge installed Acopian Birdsavers on windows to prevent bird mortality. Photo credit: USFWS

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