A few years ago some group said that skyscrapers cause 1 billion bird deaths a year in the US.
This made me think, “how come I’m not wading ankle deep through dead birds each morning when I walk the length of 42nd street to my NYC office?”
Back of the envelope guesstimates.
50,000 US skyscrapers.
That means each skyscraper kills 20,000 birds per year.
2,500 NYC skyscrapers.
That means NYC skyscrapers kill 50,000,000 birds per year.
Per day that is 136,986 dead birds in NYC.
Which begs the question, where are all these dead birds?
When I worked at a place in NY State, they had a glass walls from the parking lot to the building. A lot of birds flew right into them. The Maintenance guy would go out and smash the ones with a shovel.... that were still alive but had broken necks. Awful. This happened alot.