If Roseate Terns forage out 10-15 miles from nesting sites and their nesting colony on Eastern Egg Rock is just 5 miles away, then how could it ever safe to have a huge deadly 6MW wind turbines in their foraging habitat? Even as close as mile (see below) away from these colonies? As for the "rising seas" conveniently mentioned at this USFWS site, it has not happened. But it will happen and turbines are a solution of sorts if you read over the wind industry's fraudulent research. Then there is this statement that is worth noting because of all human activities, the greatest threats now facing terns or any species, is corruption and groups like Audubon selling out. .......... "The following is provided as technical assistance only and is not intended as a comprehensive list of all activities that may affect this species." https://www.fws.gov/mainefieldoffice/Roseate_tern.html ; .... "During the nesting season, Maine roseate terns feed primarily in near-shore habitats (shall sand shoals, tide rips) on sand lance, and larval forms of herring, hake, and other small fish. Roseate tern foraging areas are not well known, but can be 10 to 15 miles or greater from nesting islands."
Primary threats affecting tern populations in Maine are gull predation, habitat loss, human disturbance, food shortages, oil spills, offshore wind development, and long-term effects of sea level rise.
The following is provided as technical assistance only and is not intended as a comprehensive list of all activities that may affect this species.