Wind Development Threatens Iconic American Birds

Safeguards needed to prevent population declines in the Whooping Crane and Greater Sage-Grouse, and reduce mass mortality among eagles and songbirds

The American Bird Conservancy weighs in on wind farms and their concerns for many rare bird species.

Wind Development Threatens Iconic American Birds.
American Bird Conservancy Press Release







  1. S.Smith Avatar

    Makes sense: there’s always a cost to fulfilling our perverse craving for “power.” The propellers seem like obvious dangers, but apparently even the wires are threatening…hmm. What now?

    1. Ralph Maughan Avatar

      The vacuum behind the blades causes bats to explode.

  2. Kayla Avatar

    Yes as a birdwatcher, am acquainted with how this wind
    development and all of this development like radio towers
    and transmissions towers and lines impact a variety
    of bird species. Years ago while birdwatching in Texas, one
    could find so many small songbirds lying at the base of
    these towers during the spring migration. The reason is
    that many of the birds migrate during the night and run into
    these towers which result in the birds death. I do not like
    at all this wind develoment going on for the impact it will
    have on the many varieties of bird species and other animal
    life. Plus just how wonderful it is always to see a landscape
    empty of all human development of any kind and just being
    its native wild self.


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