Wind energy is renewable, clean and plentiful. But some people are concerned that too many birds would be killed by giant wind farms. According to the American Wind Energy Association and other websites that have assessed wind turbine damage to birds, death rates are low.
The average wind turbine kills less than two birds per year. That’s less than the average car. Less than the average house cat. Less than the average picture window. – Wind Blog
Window collisions are still the number one cause of bird deaths. Thankfully, birders are becoming more and more aware of the problem and are beginning to take action. Including the Lights Out Program in big cities.
Spring has barely arrived and I have already seen almost a dozen feral, wandering cats in my own neighborhood.
Wind power has the potential to increase the survival of birds by creating a cleaner environment. However, research is still needed to make sure that wind turbines do not disrupt major flyways or other high-risk areas for birds.