West Virginia’s Golden Eagles and Wind Energy:
new threats along historical migration routes.
Todd Katzner, PhD
For thousands of years Eastern Golden Eagles have migrated unmolested from Canada to wintering grounds in the central Appalachians. In the past decade a new potential threat has emerged on their migration pathways – wind turbines. Yet although turbines
have killed hundreds of Golden Eagles in the western USA, there are no records of this species being killed by wind facilities east of the Mississippi and the degree of risk turbines pose to migratory eagles is almost completely unknown.
April 19. 2011
317 Percival Hall
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