Friday, October 05, 2007

Hazards to wild birds

In the Oct. 1 print edition of High Country News, an article (subscription only) included a sidebar called Avian Hazards. It estimated the number of birds killed annually in the United States, based on data from U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and American Ornithologists' Union.

Buildings: 550,000,000
Power lines: 130,000,000
Cats: 100,000,000
Automobiles: 80,000,000
Pesticides: 67,000,000
Wind turbines: 28,500
Airplanes: 25,000

Look at the number of casualties caused by cats. Wow. If that figure concerns you, consider sharing information from the American Bird Conservancy's Cats Indoors program with neighbors, friends and relatives.

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