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Audubon on Wind Development

March 18th, 2016 | Posted by Lee
from Audubon (edited for emphasis): The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recommends all new wind developments consider several factors before choosing a location.
Among these AVOID:
– bird migration routes;
– places where raptors’ prey congregates, and
– water-filled landscapes that would encourage birds to flock, such as wetlands.
The full piece is worth a read: http://ow.ly/ZFhkS
Isn’t the St. Lawrence River valley, a place:
– ON the Atlantic Flyway, a MAJOR bird migration route;
– WHERE raptors’ prey congregates, and
– a WATER-FILLED landscape that encourages birds to flock?
Save The River’s position: http://ow.ly/ZFlS0
photo credit: Heidi Blackwell

photo credit: Heidi Blackwell

from Audubon (edited for emphasis):

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recommends all new wind developments consider several factors before choosing a location.

Among these AVOID:
– bird migration routes;
– places where raptors’ prey congregates, and
– water-filled landscapes that would encourage birds to flock, such as wetlands.

The full Audubon piece “Will Wind Energy Ever Be Safe for Birds?” is worth a read.

Isn’t the St. Lawrence River valley, a place:
– ON the Atlantic Flyway, a MAJOR bird migration route;
– WHERE raptors’ prey congregates, and
– a WATER-FILLED landscape that encourages birds to flock?

Save The River’s position on industrial wind development in the St. Lawrence River valley

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