Proposed Wind Farm A Threat To Bald Eagles
From Standard Examiner
A wind farm proposed near the Pocosin Lakes Wildlife Refuge in eastern North Carolina could kill up to 20 bald eagles a year, according to a preliminary estimate by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The estimate is based on just five months of bird counts in Beaufort County and could prove abnormally high, regulators say. Bald eagles are active in the largely agricultural area in Beaufort County where the wind farm would be built, drawn to the presence of fish breeding ponds, hog carcass disposals and other readily available food sources.