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Evaluating Campus for
Bird Building Collisions

 Our project aims to raise awareness across the University of Washington, Seattle campus about the loss of birds due to collisions with glass and lit surfaces while being committed to including underrepresented communities. Students and volunteers will monitor campus buildings for dead or injured birds that have collided with glass surfaces from September 2022 through March 2024. The species and location data collected will help us plan future design solutions and learn which species are most vulnerable to collisions on campus and in our region. Our project seeks to create an inclusive space for everyone on campus to learn more about birds and how architecture impacts wildlife. All are welcome to join and everyone’s accessibility needs will be met throughout the project.

Volunteer Sign-up

Volunteers are essential to reaching our goal of protecting birds and creating a bird-friendly campus! 

ALL are welcome: students, faculty, staff, and community members!

Volunteers will walk the perimeter of a set of campus buildings on a 90-minute long walking route and record details about any found dead or injured birds and their location. Volunteers can sign-up for one or more routes a week. And UW students can monitor buildings for 2 credits a quarter! 

Click here to sign up for

Summer A/B and Autumn 23

monitoring routes!

Email Judy to find out how to receive credits for monitoring! 


Meet Our Team


Judy Bowes
Project Lead

Ph.D. Student 

College of the Built Environments 


Anya Gavrylko
Research Assistant - Outreach &
Volunteer Support

Environmental Studies + Community, Environment & Planning


Jacob Harper
Research Assistant - Data Support &
App Design

Informatics Major, Information School

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Alex Anderson
Faculty Contact/Advisor

Director Ph.D. Program in the Built Environment and Associate Professor

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