Posts tagged: The Journal of Wildlife Management

Wind Turbines: New Study Documents High Bird and Bat Kills

In his new study, Smallwood states: I estimated 888,000 bat and 573,000 bird fatalities/year (including 83,000 raptor fatalities) at 51,630 megawatt (MW) of installed wind-energy capacity in the United States in 2012. He explains: Projecting estimates of [bird fatalities per megawatt per year] to the estimated installed capacity of wind energy in the United States […]