Hawk Rescued During the Hurricane

After seeking shelter in a taxicab, the bird was eventually taken in by a Houston wildlife rehab center preparing for an influx of injured animals. Read More

Trump’s Administration Increases risks of Poisoning Bald Eagle.

 

In January, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a new policy to phase out the use of lead ammo and fishing tackle on more than 150 million acres of national wildlife refuges and other agency lands and waterways.

Lead is a deadly toxin—one we’ve known about for ages—and it’s killing eagles around the nation. It’s well documented that it’s been the number one source of human-caused mortality for the endangered California condor. Between 10 and 20 million birds and other animals from more than 130 species die each year from lead poisoning.

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Wind Turbines Could lead to the Hoary Bat Extinction.

According to a University of California study that warns that hoary bats could go extinct. They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years as more wind turbines are built.

They found that the endangered hoary bat populations could decline by 90 percent in the next 50 years as more wind turbines are built.

In this study, it was also found that Hawaii’s five major wind turbine farms are killing endangered bats about three times faster.Wind farms kill an estimated 573,000 birds each year, as well as 888,000 bats, according to a 2013 peer-reviewed study published in Wildlife Society Bulletin. Wind farms are projected to kill 1.4 million birds annually by 2030. A single solar power plant in California killed an estimated 3,500 birds in just the plant’s first year of operation.

Wind farms kill an estimated 573,000 birds each year, as well as 888,000 bats. Wind farms are projected to kill 1.4 million birds annually by 2030. A single solar power plant in California killed an estimated 3,500 birds in just the plant’s first year of operation.

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Bird-Friendly Broadcast Towers.

Broadcast and cell towers is at night lit up with bright red lights. Those lights help pilots see the huge metal structures that can reach 1,000 feet into the air — but they can spell disaster for birds.

Putnam said that in North America alone it’s estimated that 7 million birds smash into towers every year. But, just by turning the towers off, the fatalities can be reduced by 70%.

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Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

Bald and golden eagles may be legally killed or injured in the thousands by high-speed turbines (reaching speeds up to 170 miles per hour), under new regulations released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The rules, which affect individual wind-energy companies that plan to operate the technology for up to 30 years, allows up to 4,200 of the birds to perish.

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Birdstagram of Macomb resident’s

Lisa a Michigan’s resident takes super close photos of the birds while they are drinking and hanging out at the bird bath.

Check out some of Lisa’s pictures: