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Many Stripes Birdsbesafe Cat Collar Cover
Many Stripes: Birdsbesafe® Collar Cover $8.99
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Blue Stripe Birdsbesafe® Collar Cover
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Cat Collar: Stretchy and Breakaway-buckled
Cat Collar: Stretchy and Breakaway-buckled $5.99
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Birdsbesafe® cat collar covers have bright colors that can make your hunting cat instantly visible to songbirds. 

Black cat strikes a hunting pose for Birdsbesafe.

Since 2009, Birdsbesafe collar covers have used bright colors to warn birds that cats are stalking them. We invented our bird-saving device to stop our own cat, George, from his terrible bird-killing. It worked fantastically well! We love birds, so we knew we had to promote our great solution. Our unique device now helps cat owners around the world protect birds from cats in their backyards.

How does a patent-pending Birdsbesafe collar cover work? Songbirds have special eye features (a 4th cone, extra rods) that let them see bright colors as extra-bright Our fabric patterns are easily and immediately noticed by birds. It's like your cat is wearing a bright flag that signals: "Danger, here." Birds recognize a cat as a predator, so birds fly away to safety.

Scientifically Proven Effective At Reducing Birds Killed by Cats: A lengthy field study at St. Lawrence University has finished. The university's conservation department wrote: "It is clear that the [Birdsbesafe] collars are effective at decreasing bird deaths." See the study summary (here). Dr. Willson, bird biologist, went on public radio Oct. 1, 2014, here. She noted that one spring 12-week portion of the study showed cats 19 X more likely to catch a bird when not wearing Birdsbesafe. Publication of the study results in a conservation journal is forthcoming, but it is sounding like great confirmation of our product's effectiveness.

After collecting and identifying prey remains for birds and mammals both with and without collar, it is clear that the collars are effective at decreasing bird deaths - See more at: http://www.stlawu.edu/conservation-biology/news/dr-susan-willson-birdsbesafe-cat-collar-study#sthash.ml1zigZp.dpuf

Customers' Results: Most cats either catch no more birds or they catch very few birds. Even the worst “problem bird-hunting” cats become largely unsuccessful at catching birds. It's not 100% preventative of captures in all situations, but it is dramatically successful. It may reduce the number of birds killed by 70 - 95% for most cats, including avid hunters of birds. Most often, a customer is skeptical before trying it, and then says: "It really works!" If you expect about an 80% reduction in birds caught, that is typical according to customer surveys over several years. All of our fabrics have been customer-tested and approved.

Do you want more detail? You can read more Feedback , including endorsements from Elizabeth Gilbert, and published accolades from a bird biologist. Also, see our FAQ page. For customer cat photos and comments, check out our Facebook page. And if you still have questions, contact us.

 Cat Comfort and Safety with Birdsbesafe:

• A Birdsbsesafe collar cover is tube-shaped fabric with a breakaway-buckled cat collar inside it
• Both will release under pressure for cat safety outdoors
• Cats can either wear Birdsbesafe 24/7 or just when they go outdoors
• Birdsbesafe covers have reflective piping to improve cat safety from cars at night

Summer 2014 Birdsbesafe Cat Collar Covers

 

Shop for US-Made Birdsbesafe® collar covers here:  Only $8.99 for a Birdsbesafe cat collar cover and $5.99 for a breakaway-buckled cat collar. Your set of collar and cover would cost just $14.98. We've been in business for five years helping you protect birds in your yard. You can trust your friends at Birdsbesafe LLC. Read more about our customer service here.

 

Emmy poses for Birdsbesafe at home page

Songbird predation by cats really adds up. Please keep your cat indoors if you can. If you do not keep your cat indoors, please use Birdsbesafe to reduce your cat's predation on songbirds. Read more about the problem cat predation on our cats and birds page.

Want to see a video on Birdsbesafe's Features: Cat Comfort and Safety? Here it is on our Youtube Channel.

Here's a video of a TV feature on Birdsbesafe: Our local TV station made this report on Birdsbesafe in 2011. Our business has grown since this was made, including design changes to the product to make it better and more durable. Here's a testimonial by a wildlife rehab center in California.

Thanks for learning more about Birdsbesafe and how to protect birds from cats!

Recent Articles

Birdsbesafe Proven Effective: Science Study Says
October 02, 2014
Dr. Susan Willson of St. Lawrence University has given her first press interview about the field study that she did on Birdsbesafe cat collar covers. She noted that the spring trial (one 12-week period) showed cats that wore Birdsbesafe were 19 times less likely to catch a bird. Continue to read more and see the link to her interview, here.
Crowdfunding for Birdsbesafe Marketing
September 29, 2014
So, friends, customers and fans of Birdsbesafe's bird-saving mission, we've taken a step: We have a fundraising goal on Indiegogo. You can see it all at: http://igg.me/at/birdsbesafe or just go to www.indiegogo.com and search on Birdsbesafe in the search bar.

We're raising money to bring our bird-saving product to a major pet product tradeshow, so that store owners can order it and customers can start finding it in stores where they shop. We even stepped in front of the camera to tell you all about why this is the perfect timing for taking a next step.
Scientific Proof: The Data is In--Birdsbesafe® works!
September 21, 2014

Birdsbesafe cat collar covers have been proven effective at reducing the number of birds caught by cats that wear Birdsbesafe outdoors, according to a scientific study at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

The Conservation Biology department released a study summary about two weeks ago and you can read it in its entirety here: St. Lawrence study summary on Birdsbesafe field work. The final report will be written by Dr. Susan Willson and team, and they will seek publication in a conservation journal in the near future.

 

Bird Love
July 27, 2014
There isn't a better way to say it: I love birds. I'm the originator and owner of Birdsbesafe LLC and I love birds. It's mid-summer in Vermont where I live. Last weekend, I couldn't think of any reason not to hike to the top of our favorite local mountain. It was a multi-hour hike through the woods, surrounded almost the entire time by bird song. I think the cloud cover helps the songbirds want to keep singing, even through mid-day. I heard beautiful Hermit Thrush melodies that always overwhelm me. I caught a coveted glimpse of a Black-throated Green Warbler, known locally as easy to hear and hard to see. And near the summit, I heard the local star, the Bicknell's Thrush quite a few times, but no lucky glimpse of one. It's okay: I just love hearing my bird friends sing.