Metro lobby windows have now stickers to keep the birds away

July 5

Stickers with the birds of prey, the eagles, have been placed on lobby windows at 21 stations. This will help to scare off pigeons, sparrows, tits and other small birds hunted by predators in the wild.

Birds usually do not notice transparent stained glass windows of the entrance halls, hit the glass and die. Dark silhouettes of raptors scare them away, and the birds will change their flight route, thus saving their lives. Stickers also help to keep clean the area around the buildings, as the birds do not fly close to them. This practice has been successfully used all over the world — anti-collision stickers are placed, for example, on panoramic windows in high-rise buildings.

"Birds of prey stickers have already been placed on the windows of the entrance halls at 21 stations. They have been chosen for a reason. All these stations are located near parks and public gardens with a lot of birds, or sites they frequently fly through. Windows have now over 290 stickers. Each lobby has 4 to 36 silhouettes of predators depending on the glazing area," the Press Service of the Moscow Metro said.

Stations with stickers on the entrance halls' windows:

Vorobyovy Gory;


Pyatnitskoye Shosse;






Botanichesky Sad;


Lermontovsky Prospekt;





Bitsevsky Park;


Michurinsky Prospekt




Since the beginning of the year, the metro has glass at the stations replaced — in the ground lobbies, on platforms and in the passages, as well as under roof at the descents to the metro and the entrance doors. In particular, new glazing has appeared on the entrance doors on Yugo-Zapadnaya, Ulitsa 1905 Goda, Tushinskaya, Volgogradsky Prospekt, Kievskaya of Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line, Dostoevskaya, Lyublino, Maryino and other stations. Specialists have installed new tempered glass. It is tamperproof and does not crumble into sharp pieces, which is especially important with intensive passenger traffic at the stations.


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