Wind turbines killing ‘amazing set of birds’


Golden eagle deaths caused by wind farms have soared in the past five years, American scientists tell the BBC.

Because the birds keep their eagle eyes focused on prey while in flight, scientists say, they miss the  blades of the wind turbines. At least 65 birds have crashed into the giant blades in the past five years, but scientists say the number is much higher. The wind energy industry denies a problem, blaming only 2 percent of human-caused eagle deaths on wind farms.

Scientists have been fitting the raptors, called an “amazing set of birds,” with transmitters to track what is happening to them.

You can watch the BBC report here.