Deadly Chicago

For birds.

Scientists estimate that at least 100 million and maybe as many as a billion birds die each year in the US when they collide with buildings, especially glass-covered or illuminated skyscrapers. And, in a new report, conservationists now have a better idea which American cities are the deadliest for those on the wing.

Chicago, with its many glass superstructures that spike into what is the busiest US avian airspace during migration, is the most dangerous city for those feathered travelers. More than 5 million birds from at least 250 different species fly through the Windy City’s downtown every fall and spring.

They journey twice a year, many thousands of miles, going north in the spring from Central and South America, across the Great Lakes to Canada, and back south in the fall.

6 Responses to Deadly Chicago

  1. steveegg says:

    It could be worse – there could be windmills in Chicago.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann says:

    I always knew Democrats hated the environment.

  3. Le Roi du Nord says:

    k:

    So what evidence from the referenced study led you to that conclusion?  Or are you just making stuff up again?

    steve:

    We are all wondering if the wind turbine induced cancer is covered by trumps better and cheaper healthcare plan.

  4. Jason says:

    >We are all wondering if the wind turbine induced cancer is covered by trumps better and cheaper healthcare plan.

     

    Predictions are only good for a little while.  I’m not going to get too worked up about this till all the sausage is made.

  5. Le Roi du Nord says:

    Bird sausage, no doubt.

  6. MjM says:

    Nort demands : “So what evidence …”

    You hypocrisy is boundless and endless.

    Still waiting for your evidence : how is MTE spreading $$ around the state and where is Conner Sports located in Wisconsin?

    Or did you make just make stuff up again, numbnutz?

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