This draft report of a brief period of counting corpses at the 120-turbine Maple Ridge wind energy facility on the Tug Hill plateau in western New York – performed by a firm that works for many wind companies – estimates the annual toll to have been between 3,103 and 6,011 birds and bats killed (p. 50).
Obtained by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society by a Freedom of Information Act request to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Download original document: “Maple Ridge Wind Power Avian and Bat Fatality Study 2006”
This material is the work of the author(s) indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.
The copyright of this material resides with the author(s). As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send queries to query/wind-watch.org.
|Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding