Number of birds killed bywind farms: 10,000 - 40,000 annually Dream. In reality, windmills are killing endangered eagles at an unsustainable rate. Breeding Can’t Keep UpCalifornia officials report an average of 67 golden eagles die each year at the Altamont Pass wind farm."It would take 167 pairs of local nesting golden eagles to produce enough young to compensate for their mortality rate related to wind energy production," Doug Bell, manager of East Bay Regional Park District’s wildlife program, told the Los Angeles Times. “We have only 60 pairs."http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2011/08/01/golde... Wind turbines at Altamont Pass kill an estimated 880 to 1,300 birds of prey each year, including up to 116 golden eagles, 300 red-tailed hawks, 380 burrowing owls, and additional hundreds of other raptors including kestrels, falcons, vultures, and other owl species. The APWRA is an ecological sink for golden eagles and other raptor species and may be having significant impacts on populations of birds that are rare and reproduce infrequently. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/swcbd/Programs/bdes/altam... Spanish wind farms kill 6 to 18 million birds & bats a yearOn 12 January 2012, at the First Scientific Congress on Wind Energy and Wildlife Conservation in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, the Spanish Society of Ornithology (SEO/Birdlife) made public its estimate that, yearly, Spain’s 18,000 wind turbines may be killing 6 to 18 million birds and bats (1). The average per turbine comes down to 333 – 1,000 deaths annually, which is a far cry from the 2 – 4 birds claimed by the American wind industry, or the 400,000 birds a year estimated by the American Bird Conservancy for the whole United States, which has about twice as many turbines as Spain. http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/releases/spanish-wind-...-=Ajax=-
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