I can not say stress this fact enough to the public...........Lying by omission is routine with wind energy research and our colluding government agencies. We are talking about endangered species. They live in and at this planned wind project site and everybody is lying about it. I only had a portion during two days to look over the research submitted for this project and put together my comments. As a result I did not put this information in my comments. As for Audubon....................This sellout group is absolutely disgusting for their money making omissions. The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge (MCINWR) is cooperatively managed by the National Audubon Society. The people of Maine need to take back their Maine Coastal Islands from this corrupted two faced group.
The Maine population of roseate terns experienced a significant decrease between 2003 and 2004, primarily due to mammalian predation on several of the larger tern colonies. The population has slowly begun to recover, and in 2016 Maine supported 178 pairs of roseate terns. Unfortunately the terns only nest on five islands.
Although the population has started to recover from recent predation issues, 96 percent of the roseates currently nest on two non-refuge islands, Eastern Egg Rock and Stratton Island. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/maine-birds/t1kO-VA6FlY ............ Check out this link to see the birds listed in just one bird/boat trip. Note that There are no unidentified bird species like there is on the terribly inept list shown below from UMaine.
In the table below found in a DOE report, the 52 unidentified ducks noted, were most likely endangered Puffins foraging in the area. Eastern Egg rock Island is only about 5 miles away from the proposed turbine site. Offshore Wind turbines placed around Monhegan Island will attract and knock the hell out of these puffins. They will also be killing rare roseate terns or Frigate birds which could be listed below as the category of 25 unidentified terns. Turbines in Oahu Hawaii are secretly killing off this very slow reproducing species. As for the 10 unidentified hawks, knowing the character wind industry research, these 10 unidentified hawks could have been golden eagles or gyrfalcons.
Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer. Check out this half-ass and inconclusive research conducted by Audubon "Most information about Atlantic puffins comes from studies of individual colonies. Puffins leave their nesting areas to find food, and little was known about where they travel or where foraging and wintering areas are located; some studies suggested they usually stay within seven kilometers of their colony, but when food is scarce, they may travel more than 100 km. Puffins nesting on Eastern Egg Rock could overlap with an offshore wind energy test area near Monhegan, depending on how far they travel to eat...........................but no data were recorded on the GPS. Only one puffin was seen feeding, otherwise, puffins with GPS were absent from burrows and colonies. Nine days after initial deployment two puffins were recaptured in burrows, both had lost their GPS units."
|Erik C. Jorgensen|