Read About Birdsbesafe Co. in the News
October 02, 2014
Birdsbesafe products were tested in a two-part field study at the St. Lawrence University biology dept. in fall 2013 and spring 2014, and now the leading scientist, Dr. Willson, has given an interview to North Country Public Radio in Canton NY (aired 10-1-2014). You can read the whole radio piece here.
Dr. Willson reports that of the spring 12-week trial period involving 19 pet cats that wore the Birdsbesafe cat collar cover half the time, "We had almost no bird deaths at all when the cats were collared [with Birdsbesafe covers on], versus 19 times more likely to kill a bird without a [wearing a Birdsbesafe] collar."
What does this mean to you if you have one cat and you use Birdsbesafe's collar covers to protect birds? It means a very significant reduction in the number of birds killed by your cat over long periods of time.
Regarding her field study of Birdsbesafe covers, Dr. Willson said, "I think certainly this is enough to say these work!"
The Conservation Biology department released a study summary and you can read it in its entirety here: St. Lawrence study summary on Birdsbesafe field work.
Although you'll have to wait for the science study to be published in full to see its data, you don't have to wait to trust that Birdsbesafe can make a very big difference to the number of songbirds your outdoor cat may catch. Our customer surveys over time have showed that customers see bird deaths plummet when the cats wear Birdsbesafe.
What it comes down to for the cat owner, we believe can be put like this: If you don't keep your cat indoors all the time, (which is best for wildlife), and you do let your cat outdoors, Birdsbesafe offers a safe, effective way to reduce the number of birds killed by your cats--and it's very effective!
And, if you are looking for more Birdsbesafe stories in the news, my hometown paper covered the recent study and business developments today, too: Study Backs Local Woman's Invention. It's a good story!
January 28, 2019
Hello from Birdsbesafe headquarters in Vermont. It's a hearty few degrees above zero at noon-time, here, and we are thinking about Birdsbesafe company's spring colors!
It's nice to think about bird-saving cat fashionwear on a cold winter's day. Here's the spring color line-up!
December 16, 2018
Birdsbesafe company's invention story was featured on the Good News Network this week. Welcome to their many readers... and listeners. The story was highlighted in their podcast, too. Great!
People love our invention story! One bird-lover, Nancy Brennan, stopped her own cat's bird hunting, using knowledge of bird vision and an inspiration that if birds could see bright colors around a cat's neck, maybe the birds would gain enough time to fly to safety. It worked! And it worked so well, that she decided to promote the product for the good of birds in backyards everywhere!
December 13, 2018
When you put a Birdsbesafe collar cover onto your cat, it is held on by a breakaway cat collar. The Birdsbesafe cover is made of fabric and shaped like a tube, open at two ends. The cat collar goes inside it, and buckles both onto the cat.