Being a bird probably is pretty cool — mainly due to the whole flying thing (eating worms, not so much). But being a bird has its downsides, namely all the manmade stuff they crash into. And then there are the cats.
Here are the non-natural causes of bird deaths each year as estimated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Note that Donald Trump’s concerns about wind turbines causing bird deaths has validity, but pales in comparison with other types of bird deaths (of course if we built a lot more turbines there would be more bird deaths).
Surprised by the number of deaths by cats? I know, right? Here’s a related IFOD on cats and their killer nature: Cats – The Predator Next Store