Minimal effects of wind turbines on the distribution of wintering farmland birds

Minimal effects of wind turbines on the distribution of wintering farmland birds

BSG Ecology co-funded a research project with Newcastle University, which was designed to assess the effect of wind turbines on the distribution of farmland birds in light of the move towards constructing more wind farms in lowland agricultural areas.

This research (published in the Journal of Applied Ecology) is the first evidence suggesting that the present and future location of large numbers of wind turbines on European farmland is unlikely to have detrimental disturbance effects on wintering farmland passerines. This research is only a first step, but adds to the body of evidence about turbine and bird interactions.

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