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Subject: [TowerTalk] BBC report on bird kills at towers
From: Eric Scace K3NA <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 13:33:14 -0400
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BBC World Service did an interview with a woman from US Fish and Wildlife 
Service about bird kills at communication towers.  It was
short, a few minutes, about 25 minutes after the start of the "Outlook" program 
at 1700z.  One might find it on their website

The woman mentioned a single night in western Kansas during which 10,000 
songbirds were killed at a tower site.  The interviewer
extrapolated to "millions of birds killed each year in North America".

I don't have facts.  If there are facts which can put the matter in a better 
perspective, it might be worthwhile to comment back to
BBC.  An archived story from a reputable news source can take on a life of its 

-- Eric K3NA


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