Category: Canada

Where are Golden Eagles the most Abundant?

Golden eagles may be more abundant in elevated, undeveloped landscapes with high wind speeds, according to a study published August 24, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ryan Nielson from Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., USA, and colleagues. Better understanding of golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) abundance and distribution across the developing western United States is needed […]

Tuesday September 20th, 2016 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Birds, Canada, Captain Eagle, Eagles, Research | Comments Off on Where are Golden Eagles the most Abundant?

Bird Language

All language, human and otherwise, revolves around turning meaningless sounds into something more. It’s widely accepted that many non-human animals use what’s called referential communication — specific sounds mean specific things to the receiver. Beyond that, there are two kinds of syntax that make speech more complicated, but also more useful: phonological and compositional. Humans have […]

Airports Have Wide Latitude to Kill Birds

The operator of New York City’s airports has the legal right to kill migratory birds when necessary to protect planes, a federal appeals court said Tuesday as it rejected a challenge from an animal advocacy group. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was within […]

Wednesday January 27th, 2016 in Birds, Canada, Captain Eagle, Dr. Hoots, Eagles, Lieutenant Habicht, New York, News, Owls, Red-tail Hawks | Comments Off on Airports Have Wide Latitude to Kill Birds

Turbine Decision Creating Turmoil

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – Disappointment in last week’s decision to approve 27 wind turbines in southern Prince Edward County ranges far beyond the borders of the municipality, A trio of conservation groups, including Nature Canada, Ontario Nature, and American Bird Conservancy have joined Mayor Robert Quaiff in lambasting the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) decision […]

Wednesday July 22nd, 2015 in Articles, Bats, Birds, Canada, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Turbine Decision Creating Turmoil

Who Gives a Hoot About Turbines?

The barn owl has done what no anti-wind turbine protester in Port Ryerse has been able to do to date: halt construction of a green energy project in their village. A woman walking her dog this summer spotted one of the birds — they are on the endangered species list in Ontario — flying into […]

Monday November 3rd, 2014 in Alps Owls, California Owls, Canada, Cape Cod Owls, Owls, Texas Owls, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Who Gives a Hoot About Turbines?

Looking at Bird Deaths

Ryan Zimmerling and colleagues provided estimates of avian mortality because of collisions with wind turbines. Their figures were based on carcass searches at 43 wind farms in Canada. A carcass count, however, will be low because scavengers remove some of the dead birds before a researcher can find them, some carcasses will be overlooked by […]

Sunday April 13th, 2014 in Articles, Bats, Birds, Canada, Research, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Looking at Bird Deaths

Gas Flare Draws 1000’s of Birds to Their Death

How many birds flew past the flare on a recent September night at the Canaport LNG plant, north of Maine in New Brunswick, Canada, isn’t known. But managers at the liquefied natural gas import facility estimate that about 7,500 migrating birds, mostly small songbirds, were drawn into the flare and died from its heat. The […]

Friday October 11th, 2013 in Articles, Birds, Canada, News, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Gas Flare Draws 1000’s of Birds to Their Death

Thousands of Birds Paying a High Price for Green Energy

Wind turbines do kill birds. Even their most passionate advocates concede that. They argue that (a) if turbines are placed appropriately only an extremely small number of birds are killed and (b) these deaths can be compensated by saving other birds elsewhere. It stands to reason that if you build a wind turbine in a […]