Turbines cause 83,000 raptor deaths in USA each year

Golden Eagle Lands on Rock

Thanks to Annie Muir for her comment yesterday – she spotted an eagle whilst on the Dyke walk near Straiton (you can see her comment at the end of our wildlife page). The mortality statistics of eagles and other raptors killed by wind turbines in the USA are horrifying, according to a Guardian article: in the US, More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s windfarms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin. And no windfarm has yet been prosecuted. Read the article here: www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/14/us-windfarms-eagle-deaths

Please feel free to write a letter or two to the RSPB: we would love to know their views on this article.

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