A 2013 study published in The Wildlife Society Bulletin found that wind turbines killed an estimated 573,000 birds annually in the United States. And that figure was 4 years ago. According to U.S. Wind Energy State Facts ( Oct. 2016), there are over 52,000 wind turbines installed across 40 U.S. States plus Puerto Rico & … Continue reading Conventional Wind Energy – A Design Deadly for Birds
31 Oct 2017 | BirdLife A new study has revealed which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with birds of prey and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, and pinpoints some possible solutions to … Continue reading New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit by wind farms
Since the diet of Bald Eagles is primarily fish, when wind turbine developers begin constructing wind farms on our coasts or near lakes or rivers, the mortality rate for Bald Eagles will skyrocket. We cannot let this happen. During construction of a wind turbine, roads often have to be widened or built from scratch; mountain … Continue reading Bird Smart wind energy development
Wind Energy And Birds FAQ — Part 1: Understanding The Threats By Michael Hutchins April 08, 2017 Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Campaign, answers some of the more frequently asked questions about threats: How does wind energy threaten birds? What bird species are most threatened? How does the threat of wind energy compare to that … Continue reading ABCbirds Wind Energy And Birds FAQ
Sycamore's Oaken Acres Wildlife Center gives eagle 2nd chance at life By DREW ZIMMERMAN March 19, 2018 | Daily Chronicle SYCAMORE – A couple from Lee County called Oaken Acres Wildlife Center in January to report an injured bird of prey on their property, which they thought to be a young bald eagle. When Oaken Acres staff … Continue reading Sycamore, Il – Wildlife center rehabs juvenile eagle struck by wind turbine.