Category: Michigan

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:

Wednesday December 21st, 2016 in Birds, Michigan, Video | Comments Off on Birdstagram of Macomb resident’s

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Larger Turbines Pose Peril for Birds

When the U.S. Department of Energy released a report last month championing the construction of larger, more-powerful wind turbines, the wind industry unsurprisingly greeted the news with enthusiasm. With an extension of the “hub height” of turbines to 360 feet, the chief executive of the American Wind Energy Association said, wind energy could expand to […]

Wednesday June 10th, 2015 in Articles, Birds, California, California Bats, California Eagles, California Hawks, California Owls, California Pelicans, Condors, Michigan, News, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Larger Turbines Pose Peril for Birds

Lawsuit says: Wind Turbines Kill Eagles and Other Protected Species

Some residents of Garden Peninsula, a scenic Upper Peninsula community on Lake Michigan’s northern shore, say power-generating turbines have hurt their quality of life while killing birds, including eagles and other protected species, on migratory routes. The residents and Garden Peninsula Foundation have filed a federal lawsuit against Traverse City-based Heritage Sustainable Energy seeking damages […]

Thursday February 5th, 2015 in Alps Bats, Alps Eagles, Bats, Birds, California Bats, California Eagles, Cape Cod Bats, Cape Cod Eagles, Eagles, Michigan, Owls, Texas Bats, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Lawsuit says: Wind Turbines Kill Eagles and Other Protected Species

Double, Double, Bats in Trouble: Local Efforts to Save Bats

Bats are in double trouble: Bat species that migrate long distances are being killed in wind turbines, while White-nose syndrome is devastating bat species that migrate shorter distances. Meanwhile, homeowners routinely kill bats when they find them in their houses. But we need bats (just not in our attics!), so safe and humane removal can […]

Friday October 31st, 2014 in Alps Bats, Bats, California Bats, Cape Cod Bats, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas Bats | Comments Off on Double, Double, Bats in Trouble: Local Efforts to Save Bats