I can't help but ask myself, "How often do I see a bird run into a tree, a house or a tall building?" Not too often. They do a pretty darn good job about maneuvering around obstacles when they fly....
How often to a see a neighborhood cat kill a bird? All too often.
This is always a topic of discussion to those that oppose wind energy....bird's flying into them.
In regards to the bird-mortality argument: The vast majority of research shows that wind turbines kill relatively few birds, at least compared with other man-made structures. The statistics are shocking, if you consider just how many people are crying out against wind power for the birds' sake:
Associated bird deaths per year (U.S.)
Feral and domestic cats
Hundreds of millions [source: AWEA]
130 million -- 174 million [source: AWEA]
Windows (residential and commercial)
100 million -- 1 billion [source: TreeHugger]
70 million [source: AWEA]
60 million -- 80 million [source: AWEA]
Lighted communication towers
40 million -- 50 million [source: AWEA]
10,000 -- 40,000 [source: ABC]
Now, don't get me wrong. Bird's are important to me, I am an avid bird-watcher and you don't want to know what I spend a month on bird seed...
Birds are important to our eco-system, but wind energy is too!
Have a good week,