Category: Colorado

Strong Effects of Climate Change on Common Bird Populations

Scientists have shown for the first time that common bird populations are responding to climate change in a similar pronounced way in both Europe and the USA. An international team of researchers led by Durham University, UK, found that populations of bird species expected to do well due to climate change had substantially outperformed those […]

14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the USA

The towering symbols of a fading religion, over 14,000 wind turbines, abandoned, rusting, slowly decaying. When it is time to clean up after a failed idea, no green environmentalists are to be found. Wind was free, natural, harnessing Earth’s bounty for the benefit of all mankind, sounded like a good idea. Wind turbines, like solar […]

Why Do Owls “Bob” Their Heads?

Ever wonder why owls bob their heads from side to side so often? Audubon’s recent “BirdNote” podcast addressed this peculiar behavior, explaining that the animals aren’t intentionally trying to weird you out after all. Read More…

Friday February 5th, 2016 in Alps Owls, Articles, Birds, California, California Owls, Cape Cod Owls, Colorado, Dr. Hoots, Iowa, Kansas, Location, Minnesota, Nevada, Owls, Research, Texas, Texas Owls | Comments Off on Why Do Owls “Bob” Their Heads?

Unknowable Magic of Owls

What makes owls so captivating? Read more…  

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 in Alps, Alps Owls, Articles, Birds, California, California Owls, Cape Cod Owls, Colorado, Dr. Hoots, Europe, Illinois, Indiana, Location, Massachusetts, Owls, Texas, Texas Owls | Comments Off on Unknowable Magic of Owls

Officials Crack Down on Wind Farms that Kill Birds and Bats

Utility companies installed thousands of new turbines last year and are on track to install even more this year, generating pollution-free electricity whenever the wind blows. But even as the turbines help utilities reduce carbon emissions and pollution, they’re causing a new problem: Those churning blades kill hundreds of thousands of birds annually, including federally […]

Thursday January 29th, 2015 in Alps Eagles, Articles, California Eagles, Cape Cod Eagles, Colorado, Research, Texas Eagles, Wyoming | Comments Off on Officials Crack Down on Wind Farms that Kill Birds and Bats

Colorado Birds Receive Protection Against Wind Turbines

The US’ first wind energy legislation to protect birds against wind energy and other renewable energy has been passed. The Bird Protection Act will come into force in January 2015, requiring energy producers to ensure that their facilities protect birds and other wildlife. The bill – drafted by State Senator David Balmer – referenced a […]

Friday September 19th, 2014 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Bats, Bearded Vulture, Birds, California Eagles, Cape Cod Eagles, Colorado, Condors, Eagles, News, Owls, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Colorado Birds Receive Protection Against Wind Turbines

Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened – Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

In response to a precipitous decline of the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced on March 27 that it is listing the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Under the ESA, a “threatened” designation means the species is likely to become in danger of extinction within the […]

Tuesday April 8th, 2014 in Articles, Birds, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexicl, Oklahoma, Research, Texas, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened – Should Wind Developers Be Worried?