Working to safeguard migratory birds in the built environment through education, policy development, research, rescue and rehabilitation.
About Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada
FLAP Canada is a registered charity working to promote, educate and address the issue of bird collisions with human-built structures. Since its inception in 1993, FLAP Canada volunteers have recovered over 84,000 birds from 172 species--including species at risk such as the Canada Warbler and Eastern Meadowlark--in the Greater Toronto Area. In addition, FLAP Canada has helped cities develop 'Lights Out!' initiatives, bird-friendly guidelines and organize volunteer patrols in cities throughout Canada and the U.S.; from Ottawa to San Francisco. Citizen scientists may volunteer in our patrols or engage in tracking live migration or report bird-building collisions through interactive web-based resources.
Through its BirdSafe building standards, developed in collaboration with subject expertise, FLAP Canada has assisted government, residential, industrial, institutional and commercial (IC&I) sectors and NGOs to assess and remediate bird-building collision threats. For more information, visit birdsafe.ca.
Our dedication has placed the bird-building collision issue on the wildlife conservation map, and in doing so, has proven this issue to be one of the leading causes of bird death and urban species decline across North America. For more information visit, www.flap.org or birdsafe.ca.