Are Flying Wildlife Attracted to (or do they Avoid) Wind Turbines?

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Title: Are Flying Wildlife Attracted to (or do they Avoid) Wind Turbines?
Authors: Larkin, R.
Publication Date:
March 31, 2010
Document Number: DOE-UIUC-00523-F
Pages: 71
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Larkin, R. (2010). Are Flying Wildlife Attracted to (or do they Avoid) Wind Turbines?. Report by University of Illinois. pp 71.
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A DOE-sponsored research project found strong evidence that flying wildlife avoid or are attracted to commercial-scale wind turbines from a distance. Some nocturnally migrating birds avoid flying near turbines and few or none change flight paths to approach them. High-flying bats less often avoid flying near turbines and some are attracted to them from a distance, although bats’ flight paths were often complex and convoluted. The findings are being prepared for submission to a peer-reviewed scientific journal (Larkin, in prep 2013).

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