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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Threats to Birds

One of the threats to birds is the danger of birds running into power lines. According to today's story in USA Today, "scientists are increasingly concerned about the number of birds killed by running into power lines and wind turbines, said Al Manville, a senior wildlife biologist with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service." On the positive side, research is taking place in North Dakota with power lines near water areas where birds such as American Coots are found. The study shows that placing "diverters," brightly colored spinning coils, on power lines, can prevent birds from colliding with the lines. More research needs to be done on what can help bird safety near wind turbines.
We will be busy for the rest of the week, so see you Monday.

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