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Wind Turbines, Birds, and Bats

Natural Resources and Agriculture

  1. William J. Warren-hicks1,
  2. W. Colin Warren-hicks2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn031

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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How to Cite

Warren-hicks, W. J. and Warren-hicks, W. C. 2013. Wind Turbines, Birds, and Bats. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 6.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cardno ENTRIX, Raleigh, NC, USA

  2. 2

    Mebane, NC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


Wind energy produced by wind turbines is a form of green energy. Wind turbines are generally thought to be a positive force for the environment, however, they bring their own controversies to the environmentally couscous community table. Where wind turbines are not thought to contribute to global warming or cause headline news stories of mass tragedy, the turbines' blades have been consistently correlated to bird and bat fatalities.


  • green energy;
  • wind turbines;
  • avian mortality;
  • bat mortality;
  • renewable energy