University of Minnesota Raptor Center researchers are evaluating raptor’s response to sounds. Funding from the US Department of Energy is allowing researchers to determine what sounds eagles and red-tailed hawks can hear in hopes of finding a noise deterrent to add to wind turbines in hopes of preventing injuries.
This research is hoped to help drive future research on eagle research and if and what sounds may deter eagles from flying too close to wind turbines.
Alternative energy and a robust bald eagle population are important to all of us. Let’s hope this research leads to a better wind turbine.