Writing for the Perry County Times, Wade Fowler reports on Todd Katzner’s ongoing study on the migratory habits of golden eagles:
The study, coordinated by Dr. Todd Katzner, research assistant professor in West Virginia University’s Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, is designed to pinpoint the migratory routes of the birds. It also will help to facilitate the placing of wind farms in central and western Pennsylvania.
Wind farms in California have contributed to a high mortality rate among western golden eagles, particularly in the Altamont Pass where an estimated 880 to 1,300 raptors are killed annually by a wind turbine facility. Among them are from 75 to 110 golden eagles.
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