Bird Issues

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Dead raptor near Imperial County wind project raises new concerns about wildlife impacts

The discovery last week of a dead hawk in the hills between the Ocotillo Express Wind Facility and the Sunrise Powerlink has residents of the nearby town of Ocotillo concerned about how their local raptors are faring with more than 100 new wind turbines in their town.  

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Is the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources undermining our environmental legislation?

Recent issuing of “Overall Benefit Permits” by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources allowing renewable energy companies to damage and destroy habitat of endangered species raises concerns that the MNR is not fulfilling its obligations under the Endangered Species Act (2007).

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Wind farms accused of concealing deaths of protected species

According to reports, bird toll census numbers are being rigged by burying or otherwise concealing mutilated bird carcasses rather than reporting them.

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Energy in America: Dead Birds Unintended Consequence of Wind Power Development
Wind power is the fastest growing component in the state's green energy portfolio, but wildlife advocates say the marriage has an unintended consequence: dead birds, including protected species of eagles, hawks and owls.
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EDITORIAL: GOLDEN EAGLES FALL PREY TO WIND INDUSTRY

The controversy surrounding wind farms in America has been brewing for over 25 years. The debate centers around the use of the deadly propeller style wind turbines and the large death toll to what are supposedly protected species. One of these species, the federally protected golden eagle, has been at the forefront of this debate from the beginning.

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Birds versus windmills again: Birds win one

The $400 million, 150-megawatt Merricourt Wind Project is supposed to be built this year in southeast North Dakota, but construction is in doubt now, after Xcel Energy announced that it's rescinded its agreement to be part of the project.

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Wind Turbines Could Kill Millions of Birds by 2030

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, said today that the build-out of wind energy proposed by the federal government to meet a Department of Energy target of generating 20% of the nation’s electricity through wind power is expected to kill at least one million birds per year by 2030, and probably significantly more.

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A Long Night's Journey Into Death

In these efforts to bring wind power to the shoreline in northwest Ohio, impacts on birdlife are being essentially ignored and legitimate concerns are being pushed aside.

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Bird Kills By Power Companies

The turbines, with the turbine blades 450 feet up in the air (the Statue of Liberty's torch is only about 300 feet up) will forever change the environment of Top Notch AND the surrounding areas. Highland Hill Farm and East Penn Gardens will both fight this project in every possible legal manner.

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Windfarms - the bird massacre continues

Despite the world-wide cover-up on bird mortality at windfarms, the odd news concerning bird stikes continue to filter. We know they are just a tiny tip of the iceberg, but from it we can form an idea of what the future will look like : our countryside converted into a never-ending industrial zone, with increasingly fewer birds of fewer species to lift our spirits.

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Chilling Statistics

Birdkills at windfarms are a hot topic. Subsidies worth billions of dollars and billions of euros hang in the balance - for if it were known that windfarms kill millions of birds yearly across the world, many of them eagles, swans, geese, cranes, storks, bustards and other protected species, the public purse would no longer be accessible to wind promoters and their clients. Hence the cover-up, which I denounced in various articles.

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Birders seek moratorium on lakeshore turbines

The Black Swamp Bird Observatory is seeking a three-year moratorium on additional wind turbines within three miles of the Lake Erie Shores in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Erie counties until research, including radar studies, on how the turbines affect the lives of nocturnal migrants can be completed.

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Visualize the Importance !!

What were they thinking ????

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Bird Kills

On August 13, ExxonMobil pled guilty in federal court to charges that it killed 85 birds - all of which were protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).

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Bats: Bird Kills

Curious and intelligent animals, they search out the turbines, possibly for food, possibly for nesting stations, we really don't know. Proponents of wind industrialization understand the significance of the bats disappearing from earth. They are always struggling to do studies, often enlisting Universities for that service, in order to abate these startling deaths.

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Windmills and Birds

The number of birds killed by wind turbines is highly variable. And biologists believe Altamont, which uses older turbine technology, may be the worst example. But that said, the carnage there likely represents only a fraction of the number of birds killed by windmills.

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Vultures and Eagles

COULD wind farms hasten the local extinction of an endangered vulture in southern Spain?

Studies have so far focused on the short-term effects of wind turbines, looking at the number of bird collisions per turbine per year.

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Migration, Migration

"This is truly an international problem, one that so many developers and local/state/provincial governments pooh-pooh as a NIMBY issue in order to slide the deals through. This problem runs from the arctic to the tip of South America - and that is one helluva big backyard!"

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