Category: New Mexicl

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?

The Problem with Wind Farms: All Those Dead Birds

A U.S. House committee wants to see documents related to charges the Obama administration is more concerned about protecting the wind-farm industry than eagles and other protected birds. The birds die in the rotors of the giant turbines that dot the U.S. landscape, particularly in the Southwest. A birding activist in New Mexico wants to get to the bottom of […]

Friday March 14th, 2014 in Alps Eagles, Birds, California Eagles, Cape Cod Eagles, Eagles, New Mexicl, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on The Problem with Wind Farms: All Those Dead Birds

Wind Farms and Eagle Deaths

The blades of wind turbines appear to rotate slowly and the eagles, who “behave like drivers texting on their cellphones” when they’re in flight looking for food, do not see them until it is too late. Rocky Mountain Raptor Program director Michael Tincher tells the AP that he euthanized two golden eagles whom he found starving […]