Over 200 species of bird have been documented as killed by collision with wind turbines. Passerines (i.e., songbirds) are most commonly reported, followed by raptors that hunt by day such as hawks, eagles and falcons. Although fatality rates for raptors may be lower compared to passerines, raptors are especially vulnerable to collisions due to their flight behaviors. Given the life history traits of raptors (i.e., long-lived and low reproductive rates) their populations are more at risk of decline from the number of different sources of impacts that affect these species on a daily basis. ~ U.S Fish and Wildlife Service
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society (WCAS) supports the lawsuit filed by American Bird Conservancy and Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Ohio.
The public is invited Tues May 28th at 5:00 pm to attend the Cleveland Cuyahoga County City Council Meeting to witness the passage of historic legislation and celebrate this momenteus occasion - to ban single-use plastic bags in Cuyahoga County.
Publishing news and information pertaining to policy issues affecting birds and habitat conservation.
WATCH "A New Twist for Wind Energy Plan for Lake Erie?" By Kevin Cronin, Attorney at Law
WATCH "Plastics Pollution in Cuyahoga Cty and OH" By Fran Mentch, NEO Sierra Club.