Wind Farms Kill Thousands of Birds?

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We also looked into a claim by “This Week” conservative commentator George Will, who said “wind farms kill a lot more birds daily than are probably going to be killed in this oil spill.” That might be true. The American Bird Conservancy says that wind farms kill a lot of birds. The group estimates “that between 10,000 and 40,000 birds may be killed each year at wind farms across the country — about 80% of which are songbirds, and 10% may be birds of prey.” Supporters of wind energy claim that many more birds die from other causes; for example, a 1997 Wisconsin study estimated that free-ranging cats kill 39 million birds each year in that state alone.

These conservatives obviously have forgotten how to fact check anything whatsoever.


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