Blades of Death – Help Stop Wind Turbines in Northwest Ohio

We need your help. Wind turbines are popping up in the Lake Erie Marsh Region (northwest Ohio) threatening critical migratory stopover habitat.

Northern Parula – taken in the Lake Erie Marsh Region
Northern Parula

I’ve only visited this area once and immediately fell in love with it. A major portion of the Birdfreak Team (Jennie and Dakota) now resides near this spectacular habitat and have become major supporters and promoters.

Please sign the petition to Protect Critical Migratory Bird Stopover Habitat in Northwest Ohio. It will take you less than a minute but will add your voice to the collective outcry to protect some of the best habitat found in the Midwest.

A must read: Kenn Kaufman’s essay on this “A Long Night’s Journey Into Death” [a long read but worth your time]

Also, read “The Battle of the Blades” from Kenn and Kim Kaufman’s birding blog.

Read more about wind energy in this critical bird habitat from the Black Swamp Bird Observatory.

Please sign the petition to Protect Critical Migratory Bird Stopover Habitat in Northwest Ohio. It will take you less than a minute but will add your voice to the collective outcry to protect some of the best habitat found in the Midwest.

Orioles being banded (held by dakota)
Dakota Banding Orioles

And if you can, please Tweet, post on Facebook, email, and cause every kind of uproar possible about this. Feel free to comment and ask questions right here too. We will forward them on to the Kaufmans and Black Swamp Bird Observatory.

Thank you and remember, the birds need ALL of us.

3 thoughts on “Blades of Death – Help Stop Wind Turbines in Northwest Ohio

  1. Signed the petition, set it on facebook and wrote a post asking folks to come here and be directed by you to the petition and articles.

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

  2. Let me start to say that I am not familiar with the aera that theese windmills willl appear, and that I do agree that windmills are not good for birds.
    But what is the option? We all know that coal-and-oil-energy is very bad for the environment. And I do not know if water-energy is an option in the midwest? In Norway the common opinion is that atomic-energy is bad too. I think this is a difficult question because we all want energy and we all have different interests. In my part of Norway the windmills at sea was stopped because the tourists should not have to see windmills when they visit (I live by the Atlantic Road at the North west coast of Norway)

  3. Valerie – thank you so much for spreading the word.

    Hagemor – thank you for the valid points. We at Birdfreak.com are definitely not scientists. We don’t have answers to the “best” energy solution. For this incident, the location is out of the question. It isn’t really the “not in my backyard” mentality but that it is unstudied and unnecessary.

    At this point, I would think making current energy more efficient would enable more time to study the “best” alternative and work for that goal. But if you just replace one bad thing with another, it doesn’t really do anyone good.

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