Help Prevent Wind Turbine Bird Strikes
It’s estimated that half a million or more bird fatalities occur from collisions with manmade structures. Of these structures, wind turbines are a major concern, especially when they pop up along birds’ regular migration routes. If you’re looking for an effective, affordable, and humane solution to prevent birds from entering wind turbine areas, the WhirlyBird Repeller may be your solution!
Methods To Prevent Wind Turbine Bird Strikes
Research suggests that the best methods for keeping birds clear of wind turbines may be auditory frequencies. Scientists have experimented using “pink noise” to disrupt how birds communicate. Unable to communicate, birds cannot determine if their route is safe and will often seek an alternative.
The WhirlyBird Repeller offers an additional deterrent by combining auditory and visual stimuli, including:
- Predatorial yellow eyes
- Randomized movement and sound
- Predator size and shape
- Randomly projects points of light
Like wind turbines, the WhirlyBird Repeller is entirely wind-powered, continually changing in speed and movement, just like an actual predator. When mounted on top of wind turbines, WhirlyBirds signal travelling birds that danger is ahead.
Understanding The Problem
As we seek to invest in better technology for the environment, we need to take into account how that technology will affect the creatures that inhabit the environment. Although birds are extremely clever, they have not been quick to adapt to developments, such as wind turbines.
Another problem is that birds don’t always see straight ahead, their eyes may be scanning the earth below or focused on peripheral vision, making it all too easy to crash unexpectedly.
Help create bird safe wind turbines by:
- Mounting WhirlyBirds on top of the structure
- Mounting several WhirlyBirds up high throughout the surrounding area to signal danger
Keep Birds Safe: Innovate!
Wind turbines are a major innovation for renewable energy. Bird safe wind turbines are even better, helping to prevent injury and death to animals in the environment.
We recognize that each situation may be different, so feel free to contact us with any questions. We’re always available to help you troubleshoot the best ways to use our product.