20 January 2009

Bird Bird Bird

I've been meaning to read this up for a while.

I once read that wind turbines were bad for birds; think of it as bodies plopping onto grass after a nasty, mutilation with a rotating fan.

How true was this statement?

Apparently it is correct to say that a significant number of birds do die due to collision with wind turbines.

On the other hand, the number itself is not that high. It's not in the millions and on a hot day where the barometer is rising, it does not rain birds.

From what I browsed through so far, it looks like location of the wind turbines is the key to preventing such falling bird body scenarios.

So we just have to research, make sure the wind turbines are not in the migratory path nor anywhere near a large bird population?

Still reading.

Source: How Stuff Works