Category: Alps Eagles

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?

Bald Eagle Soars Free After Rehabilitation

State environmental workers this week set free a bald eagle that had been found severely injured and was rehabilitated by veterinarians for more than a month. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife officials brought the bird of prey to the Wachusett Reservoir in Central Massachusetts Tuesday, where it spread its massive wings and took flight from […]

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Birds, Cape Cod Eagles, Captain Eagle, Eagles, Massachusetts, Raptors, Video | Comments Off on Bald Eagle Soars Free After Rehabilitation

Wind and Solar Facilities Killing Millions of Birds

The Institute of Energy Research reports on a study in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, showing every year 573,000 birds (including 83,000 raptors) and 888,000 bats are killed by wind turbines – 30 percent higher than the federal government estimated in 2009, due mainly to increasing wind power capacity across the nation. This is figure is likely […]

Bats at Greatest Risk from Turbines in Illinois

Bats are much more likely than birds to be killed or injured by wind turbines in Illinois, according to state data. “About 22,000 bats a year are killed by wind turbines,” said Keith Shank, who tracks wind turbine collisions and endangered species for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Shank said bats killed by wind […]

Inside The Feds’ MBTA Incidental Take Proposal

On May 26, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) initiated an environmental review of a proposed permitting program for authorizing the incidental “take” of migratory birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The announcement begins what will undoubtedly be a protracted and contentious rulemaking process. Litigation is likely, as well. FWS proposes, […]

Tuesday May 26th, 2015 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Bats, Birds, California Eagles, Cape Cod Eagles, News, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Inside The Feds’ MBTA Incidental Take Proposal

Nine Surprising Migratory Bird Facts

Birds manage to make such mammoth journeys despite various threats, including those posed by humans. In the Mediterranean region alone, millions of migratory birds are hunted and captured each year with guns, nets or twigs covered in adhesive bird lime. At least two million are said to be caught in Cyprus each year but Egypt […]

A Much Welcomed Boost in Wind Wildlife Research Funds

The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Program includes $12.4 million to “improve the understanding of risks to sensitive wildlife species and develop technologies that can mitigate those risks.” This is an important acknowledgement of the nexus between wildlife issues and wind energy development. Congress should support it and the Department of […]

Monday March 9th, 2015 in Alps Bats, Alps Eagles, Articles, Bats, Birds, California Bats, California Eagles, Cape Cod Bats, Cape Cod Eagles, Eagles, Research, Texas Bats, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on A Much Welcomed Boost in Wind Wildlife Research Funds

Golden Eagle Fatalities Anticipated with Permit Grant

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed another golden eagle has been killed at a Nevada wind farm near the Utah line, and conservationists are demanding federal regulators do something about it. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Dan Balduini said Wednesday he couldn’t speculate about how the agency might respond after the second golden […]

Thursday February 26th, 2015 in Alps Eagles, Articles, California Eagles, Cape Cod Eagles, Eagles, Nevada, News, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Golden Eagle Fatalities Anticipated with Permit Grant