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Manitoba Bluebird Fund Window-strike Prevention Materials Subsidy Program

Window strike photo provided by Meredith Stoesz

Please note the 2023 program is now closed and further updates for the 2024 Subsidy - coming soon!

This year the MBF Committee is pleased to announce an additional program that will subsidize the purchase by homeowners of window-strike prevention materials to address one of the well-known primary causes of significant songbird mortality every year. One hundred subsidies of up to $50.00 each will be offered through two Winnipeg shops that specialize in stocking all things to encourage wild birds.

We are thrilled to partner with The Preferred Perch and Wild Birds Unlimited and look forward to an enthusiastic uptake of the window-strike prevention program with their assistance.

To receive the window-strike materials subsidy simply go to either of our partner vendors mentioned above, select the appropriate materials (store staff will indicate eligible choices) and proceed to the cash register. For purchases under $50.00 you will receive an instant credit for the full amount. For purchases over $50.00 you will receive an instant credit for $50.00 and will be responsible for paying the remainder. Participation is limited to one subsidy per household. You will be required to provide your name and address at time of purchase to ensure that there is no duplication so as many individual households as possible can participate. Please note there is a fixed number of subsidies available at each location so we recommend calling first before visiting the store. 

If you are an owner of a commercial property or facility manager of a public building and are interested in retrofitting the windows of the building to prevent bird strikes we would like to work with you. Please contact us at: manitobabluebirdfund@naturemanitoba.ca

For further information on what individuals can do to help birds, including links to do-it-yourself ways to prevent birds from hitting your windows, start here:
https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/seven-simple-actions-to-help-birds/