Almost seven million birds die every year in North America by running into communication towers during migration. There are 84,000 communication towers in North America, and they can rise up to 2,000 feet. For context, the Exxon Valdez oil spill killed 250,000 birds and the height of the Empire State building is 1,250 feet.
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We got tens of thousands of views last year on a few posts about mass bird deaths (mostly in Arkansas) and what possibly caused the deaths of these birds. There were many possible explanations. I read countless articles on the matter, and many more comments. While many ideas were put forward, none were definitive.
Wow, no joke. Connecting the dots, the religious right solves this freak occurrence we were struggling with for weeks. Related Stories: 1. Mass Bird Deaths, Fish Deaths from Earth’s Magnetic Polar Shifts? 2. Mass Bird & Fish Deaths Caused by Hydraulic Fracking & Earthquakes? 3. ‘Pole Flips’, Earth Wobbles, Bird Deaths and ‘End Times’ [VIDEO]
Here’s another leading reason we might be seeing some of the mass bird and fish deaths we’ve been seeing recently, mentioned briefly in one of my posts on the possible causes of these deaths: magnetic polar shifts. This, of course, would help to explain why birds are dying all over the world (map) in such
Somebody has gone through the trouble of mapping where numerous bird and fish deaths (as well as some other animal deaths) have been occurring in recent weeks (screenshot above). Check it out here: Mass Animals Deaths.
Jeremy Bloom of our sister site Red, Green, and Blue has a great follow-up to the mass bird death story that gets into the very likely possibility that the deaths are related to hydraulic fracking (the top possibility in my mind) as well as other interesting topics. Here’s the intro: Alfred Hitchcock must be smiling.
Thankfully, our recent story on 3,000-5,000 blackbirds falling from the sky and dying in Arkansas on New Year’s Eve has gotten quite a few comments and brought up some additional potential explanations. In addition to these, I’ve gone searching for more potential answers and have found a few worth sharing. But before getting into these,