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Appears Seabirds Avoid Collisions with Wind Farms

A study from the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Highlands and Islands’ Environmental Research Institute found that 99% of seabirds are likely to alter their route to avoid collisions with offshore wind turbines. The study authors say it’s important to note that there are still gaps in knowledge and collisions are still a risk to birds at sites with a large number of turbines although the results are promising for the wind farm industry. The study focused on individual birds and not species types.   Seabird_PeteMarkham Photo Credit: Pete Markham