Originally posted by Badwater
I disagree. Wind power can be very harmful to migratory birds.
-so can hurricanes and loss of habitat due to global warming.
Hurricanes and loss of habitat due to global warming can harm birds regardless of whether they are currently migrating.
Pollution from burning oil/coal can also directly harm birds.
Also, I have often seen migrating birds and I have for most of the time observed them migrating so high in the sky that they couldn’t possibly hit the blades of even the biggest and tallest wind rotors when the birds are flying at that height! Therefore, for most of their typical migration they would surely be in no danger from hitting the wind rotors so I find it difficult to buy the idea that the wind rotors are very harmful to migratory birds.
There are a lot more tree branches in existence along their migration routes than there are wind rotors; are these tree branches swaying in a wind also very harmful to migratory birds? -grant you they don’t usually move with such speed but I have been hit and hurt by a swaying branch! (I used to prune very large apple trees).
And what about our flying aircraft? Why are there usually few complaints about our flying aircraft being very harmful to migratory birds and thus calls to disallow our flying aircraft?