Monday, March 26, 2012
Wind mills and cats, who's the better bird killer?
Here's the annual score in North America.
Cats domestic & feral - up to 1 billion
Power lines and fences - 130 million - 174 million
Windows resident and commercial - 100 million
Pesticides - 70 million +
Automobiles - 50 million
Lighted communication towers - 40 million - 50 million
Wind Turbines -10,000 - 40,000
This list ignores hunters and loss of habitat, trying not to piss off outdoorsmen and farmers, just cat people. There is an ugly cat a few doors down that passes through the yard with a bird in it's mouth every few weeks, I maintain hope the fox will eventually take out the cat.