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What is USGS doing to study bat fatalities at wind turbine facilities?

USGS has a multi-center research plan that partners with several universities that seeks to answer the following issues:


  • better identify the seasonal distributions, habitat needs, and migration patterns of species showing greatest susceptibility

  • continue to assess the potential roles of mating and feeding behaviors in turbine collisions

  • develop new video-based methods for studying and monitoring bats and birds flying around wind turbines at night

  • test whether bats are attracted to turbines

  • test ways of preventing bats from approaching and dying at wind turbines

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Tags: Ecosystems, Wildlife, Energy, Wind, Bats, Threatened Species, Biology