windfarms and Barren Grounds

Subject: windfarms and Barren Grounds
From: "Paul Coddington" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 11:40:33 +0000
The US Fish and Wildlife Service
(quoted in HBW Vol 10 Page 618) estimates 5 to 50 MILLION bird deaths
a year by hitting buildings in the US. As we have maybe 1/15th of the
US population I would expect the figures to be reduced by around that
amount here - but that still makes 300,000 plus a year. If that is really true -

I expect the number would be much less. Most North American birds are migratory, and I believe most of the deaths from hitting buildings occur during migration.

Paul Coddington
Adelaide, South Australia

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