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May 04, 2007

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Destinee

The issue with wildlife is not how many birds are being killed-it's what kind of birds are being killed.

Endangered species like the American Bald Eagle are killed in huge amounts by wind turbines...this being due to the bird's "tunnel vision" once they've seen prey from the air; the bird begins its dive in pursuit of an animal and doesn't see the wind turbine until it's too late.

Laurie Jodziewicz

I would suggest you take a look at some of the wildlife studies conducted at wind projects. No bald eagles have been killed. In fact, there is only one wind project where many raptors are killed, the first project in the U.S. in the Altamont Pass, California. Thankfully, that project remains an anomoly.

The birds that are the biggest concern at wind project are usually small night-migrating songbirds, the same birds that collide with buildings and communication towers.

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