Wind turbines overall kill some 573,000 birds per year including 83,000 birds of prey, according to a study this March in the Wildlife Society Bulletin. Yet the effect that wind power has on reducing global carbon-dioxide emissions is so small as to be insignificant. Elementary math proves that point.Writing in the journal BioScience Wind Turbines Blamed in Death of Estimated 600,000 Bats in 2012
Bats, which play an important role in the ecosystem as insect-eaters, are killed at wind turbines not only by collisions with moving turbine blades but also by the trauma resulting from sudden changes in air pressure that occur near a fast-moving blade, the study said.I don't have the link handy but small birds, like the bats, are also said to die when passing by a turning blade because of the vacuum left behind their little lungs collapse.
Birds are dying in one of two ways. In some cases, they imagine the shining solar panels to be bodies of water and dive straight into them. There they die when they smash into the panels from the sky.DO WIND TURBINES HARM ANIMALS?
Others "feel the wrath of the harnessed sunlight." The ultra polished solar mirrors bounce sunrays strong enough to burn the feathers off birds that quickly crash to the ground, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
While evidence is largely anecdotal, incidences of mass die-offs of farm animals, chickens laying soft-shelled eggs, high animal miscarriage rates and disappearance of wildlife near turbines provide pause for reflection.This page has many links. Wind Turbine Syndrom
But if you shoot dinner on the wrong day.... Man Gets Jail Time For Shooting a Turkey Out Of Season
Don't get me started....