1 Billion Birds Die in USA Every Year from Flying Into Plate Glass Windows…

This article presents an astonishing statistic — over 1 billion birds in the USA alone die every year by flying into plate glass windows and skyscrapers that are covered with glass. It turns out there is a solution to this however. A billion bird deaths must be large enough to have a negative impact on bird populations and the entire ecosystem. I think anyone interested in “green buildings” should really think about this issue.

6 thoughts on “1 Billion Birds Die in USA Every Year from Flying Into Plate Glass Windows…

  1. I was the shadow of the waxwing slain
    By the false azure in the windowpane;
    I was the smudge of ashen fluff–and I
    Lived on, flew on, in the reflected sky.
    V. Nabokov, Palefire

  2. nice post dkp
    from Skylarks
    … And they relax, drifting with changed notes
    Dip and float, not quite sure if they may
    Then they are sure and they stoop
    And maybe the whole agony was for this
    The plummeting dead drop
    With long cutting screams buckling like razors
    But just before they plunge into the earth
    They flare and glide off low over grass, then up
    To land on a wall-top crest up,
    Conscience perfect.
    Ted Hughes Wodwo 1967
    next time I’ll post something a little more upbeat. Laura

  3. Nice stuff you guys!!! Wow poetry on my blog. That’s cool. My mom is actually a poet — professionally — so now everything’s come full circle!

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