“[The wind industry] says their making every effort to be proactive and to reduce birds and bats killed at their projects and they say nobody takes wildlife impacts more seriously than the wind industry.” Hutchins said. “I’m going to challenge that idea.”
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The post-construction bird/bat mortality survey at the expanded Buffalo Mountain windfarm found an adjusted bat mortality rate of 63.9 bats/turbine/year. This figure is similar in magnitude to the bat mortality recorded in West Virginia (47.5 bats/turbine/year). Fewer bird strikes were recorded in this same survey.
Sandy Bivens and other birders took turns over the fall inspecting the ground around a hilltop television tower near White Bridge Road. Each morning, one of them would pick up the birds that died flying into the WSMV-Channel 4 tower or its guy wires.