Sherwin Williams Building – Bird Friendly?

At the COAC 2021 Fall Gathering, Matt Shumar, Director of the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, presented a brief video on the need for bird-friendly measures to mitigate the risk of bird collisions with the proposed Sherwin Williams building in Cleveland.

We urge all Ohio chapters, as well as concerned individuals, to consider submitting letters of concern regarding this issue. Although the building will be located in Cleveland, Sherwin Williams is not merely a Cleveland company — it is an Ohio company. Moreover, decisions made in regard to bird safety for this building will influence future construction not just in Cleveland but in cities across Ohio — Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and so on.