Windmills and birds

To: "Eddie Chapman" <>
Subject: Windmills and birds
From: knightl <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:36:13 +1000
I suspect the number of birds killed by collisions with wind generators is considerably less than the number of birds that are killed in collisions with buildings, towers, bridges and other structures.

Regards, Laurie.

On Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at 08:08  PM, Eddie Chapman wrote:

Hello all,
Evan, Yes, wind turbines do kill birds.
You wrote:
It seems silly to me, most birds are pretty intelligent, easily smart enough
to avoid a large stationary object,

The birds do not hit the wind turbine, the birds are hit by the moving
blades when flying past. At Norway's largest wind park 11 White-tailed Eagle have so far meet their fate, and that is only birds that have been found. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the actual numbers of birds that are killed each year by wind turbines. However there is an e-mail group on Yahoo. If you join, then you can take a look at what has been said in the
e-mail archives. The address is as follows:

All the best,
Eddie Chapman, Voss.  Norway.
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