Wind Turbines Take Steep Toll On Birds And Bats
Published on Oct 10, 2012
Mounting evidence that expanding "wind farms" are taking a toll on airborne wildlife. Thousands of birds and bats are killed every year by collisions with the the wind towers and their giant blades. As VOA's Zulima Palacio reports, environmental activists are taking the wind energy industry to court to find a solution.

Thousands of birds and bats are killed each year by spinning industrial wind turbine blades. Iberdrola will seek a "take" permit to kill species such as the American bald eagles in the North Ridge Industrial Wind Project proposed for our towns. 

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Party to Galloo Article 10 review complains that DEC is actively working to suppress eagle information

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Bats Massacred by Wind Turbines May Get Reprieve in Sweden

April 26, 2017
Adirondack Council has questions on wind farm

April 19, 2017

Retired biologist argues Jefferson County not suitable for wind turbines

Witness observes Wolfe Island Turbine Canada Geese slaughter

TransAlta urged to shut down wind farm during migration season

Report: Wolfe Island slaughter continues

Wind project opponent conducts his own avian risk assessment

Fatalities at wind turbines may threaten population viability of a migratory bat

Dear NextEra, Destroy the eagle nest, just do it by Sunday. ~ Love, Ministry of Natural Resources

A deadly double punch: together, turbines and disease jeopardize endangered bats

A massive wind turbine slaughter to bald eagles is coming to America.

Four Bald Eagles Killed by Wind Turbines in Ontario

What effects do wind turbines have on domestic animals & wildlife?

Bird vs Wind Turbine FAIL! - Uploaded on Oct 29, 2009

"Wind turbines are causing unprecedented numbers of bat fatalities." 

- Paul Cryan et al., Proc.

Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,

September 29, 2014

Uploaded on Aug 21, 2011
Green Energy Hypocrisy: "California's wind farms kill more than 80 Eagles per year and thousands of other birds daily, prompting calls by environmental groups for better wind power management..." (Fox News Video)





Published on Oct 29, 2015
California’s Altamont Pass wind farms are famous for killing hundreds of raptors each year, including an estimated 35 golden eagles. Biologists are studying how golden eagles fly through the wind farms. The information is helping companies place their wind turbines out of the birds’ way.

Published on Dec 5, 2009
The Golden Eagle along with thousand of other birds are killed yearly by wind turbines at Altamont Pass. Dr. Shawn Smallwood, Biologist, has collected data on the bird fatalities at Altamont Pass since 1999. He is convinced that the process of approving Wind Farms in rural communities has become corrupt.

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