I was interviewed over a period of months before this deceptive Audubon wind energy article was published

 I haven't told many people about this, but I was extensively interviewed for this wind energy article published in Audubon Magazine. Over a period of months I was providing information to Ted Williams. I was first contacted on 11/24/2013 and I sent my last email with vital information regarding the wind industry's fraudulent research on 2/11/2014.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Audubon and Ted Williams did not use any of my expert information given in 23 emails including several phone calls, that clearly disclosed the wind turbine mortality research fraud taking place.                                                                                                                                              

Green Energy: Can We Save the Planet and Save Birds?

Wildlife-smart wind power may be as close as it gets to "green energy." But over vast swaths of America, the "smart" part is still more hot air than reality--especially when it comes to raptors.  http://cdn.audubon.org/cdn/farfuture/ajLAnQ-Eu8Xs0_IUdNVyUqlI0NMfvAVZLxqD4rhktXw/mtime:1521129516/sites/default/files/styles/article_hero_inline/public/w1_mighty_wind.jpg?itok=uz4JQaxH


From: Jim wiegand
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2013 8:44 AM
Subject: Save the Eagles


Hello Ted, I received you email. When is a good time for you to talk? I will be off to church until about Noon today and will have several hours after that. Exactly what topics do you want to cover?  Let me know so I can collect my thoughts. As you may know I feel there are few places suitable for the propeller style wind turbine because birds live everywhere. I also am aware there are also some that are far worse than others.  Best wishes, Jim Wiegand 


From: ………………………………………………..
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2013 2:11 PM
To: …………………………………………………….
Subject: Re: Phone call must wait

I just got off the phone with Terry Root.  Have you heard of her?  She's a wind "expert" from Stanford who says sacrificing the golden eagle species is worth it to get wind power in place as a cure for global warming.


In a message dated 11/24/2013 5:03:35 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, jim............ writes:

Hi Ted, Very good, I also noted the 2006 date. I started my wind industry war in 2008 after trying to educate folks around my area about these turbines. The worst thing they could have done was to limit me to 3 minutes speaking at a Shasta County Supervisors meeting. Not one supervisor asked me a single question even though they could have never found a more qualified expert. I knew right then I was dealing with a band of crooks.  Jim


  Hi Ted,  My wife just reminded me of something, our phone is dead. It has been for several days and the repair order said they would have it fixed by Monday.  I think it is from the weather but I will keep you posted. I do have a cell phone but it does not work in my home/office and I do not really want to drive out somewhere and have this conservation.  I also have another subject that might be very enlightening to your readers; I call it the "back doors". Those very subtle cover your butt statements written into studies that change everything. I see them in every study.  Below are several examples taken from a radar study conducted on Lake Erie.   The truth is that this radar study is completely worthless but it is being used to get project approval, Jim                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


They have stated nothing about bird flight patterns in fog and poor weather. Clear Air Results are only a fraction of the story. The test only was a 4 mile area. It should have been much bigger because birds do not always follow the Exact same routes. A perfect example is spread out sightings for the whooping cranes.

2.2.2 Offshore Radar Data Results

The MERLIN Avian Radar System operated offshore at the Crib (see Figure 1.1) during the 2010 sampling

period, from May 1 to May 26, 2010, and again from August 16 to October 12, 2010. During the fall the

radar operated for a much longer period than it did in the spring. However, because of poor weather

conditions in the fall a similar number of hours with clear air were available for both seasons (see Table

2.3). Poor weather conditions in the fall included; rain, heavy fog, and periods of very windy conditions

which created a level of clutter on the lake’s surface that exceed the clutter suppression capabilities of

the radar.

Table 2.3 Offshore radar hours summary - spring and fall 2010

MERLIN Crib Data Collection Spring (hours) Fall (hours) Overall




For this radar study they missed very critical migration periods and then filtered the data they chose to use.

 .......No State, federally listed rare, threatened species, or endangered species were observed .........."during boat Surveys"



   ..........index of bird and bat activity...........Not necessarily a count of individuals








In a message dated 2/11/2014 6:23:07 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, jim...................... writes:

Hi Ted, I have some new golden eagle information that substantiates the rapidly declining golden eagle numbers in CA. My estimate is that there are less than 500 in the state and the industry is killing about 200 per year at wind farms.  Many of these eagles being killed are from migratory populations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) is an inventory of California’s rarest plants, animals, & natural communities. In this Database there are only 141 Element Occurrences (eagle nests) currently in CNDDB. This database was developed over the last 10 years so these 141 element occurrences are not a total of the individual active nest sites for a given year. In addition many of these sites listed on the map are alternative nest sites for eagle territories that continue to be occupied. According to this database, approximately half of the 58 counties in CA have no known golden eagle nest sites.

The information for San Diego County is interesting because only 14 sites are listed. The San Diego County area is an area where wind industry biologists (WRI) in 2012 claimed there were 57 breeding pairs of golden eagles in 2012.                                                                                                                                   

There are 15 occurrences listed for Humboldt County but in reality there are probably fewer than six of these nests that are actually occupied in any given year because this area for the most part is marginal golden eagle habitat.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Part of the problem is that eagle nests in trees last for decades and on cliff faces last hundreds of years. Ignorant Biologists doing surveys, for no good reason, can get all excited when they find one. In 1968 I found an unoccupied eagle nest and over the next 15 years it was never used by any raptors. Yet after 15 years sitting in a large oak tree it still looked like a recently built nest. It is probably still sitting there.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

I am very familiar with the Modoc and Lassen County areas. Again some of the golden eagle occurrences listed for this region are overlapping because of the eagles switching to alternate nest sites.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This California database also is far from being complete because I know of 2 golden eagle nest sites that up to a few years ago were occupied and the use of the vague word "occurrences" does not necessarily mean there is an active occupied nest site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The USFWS estimates that there are about 2000 golden eagles in California. The database proves that the wind industry and wildlife agencies really do not know of many golden eagles nests that remain in CA.  This database helps to bring more suspicion on all the bogus wind industry and USFWS population estimates being given for the golden eagle. It also exposes the insane wildlife management being conducted by wildlife agencies when by their own admission; at least 100 golden eagles a year are being killed by just four CA wind resource areas.                                                                                                


What ever happened with the article?   best wishes, Jim


From: .....................................................

Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:43 PM

To: Jim Wiegand

Subject: Re: New Eagle information

Thanks Jim.


And thanks for your good help with the piece.  It was well received, and I as impressed with how much them let me say.  I hope Save the Eagles will reprint it.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Below is a full page ad Audubon ran in the middle of this wind energy article. It can be seen in  their magazine. The article started on page 32, this was page 33.  I cannot even begin to imagine asking for this kind of money after selling out the bird species of the world to wind energy.  This money driven group is absolutely disgusting and ignorant members need to wake up to the character of their leaders.


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Comment by Pineo Girl on April 8, 2018 at 2:35pm

Very sad...And sad Audubon is duping everyone...there was big money going to Maine Audubon from the wind industry, including from its contractors and subcontractors...Disgusing! First Wind was the major contributor of funding for the wind energy study done by Maine Audubon.  Susan Gallo, the Maine Audubon biologist said. Yes, birds will die...but we must do this to stem climate change! 

The truth is, even the greenest of the arrogant greens have no idea how much temperatures have risen since regular and accurate recordings of tenpeprature started being taken 150 years ago, principally by our National Weeather Service after it was founded in 1870.  They have no Idea where CO2 emissions are really coming from and what forms of energy are the cleanest! They would prefer to run aorund like their hair is on fire and do nothing of substance to actually mitigate rising seas or air emissions.

Comment by Steve Thurston on April 8, 2018 at 1:34pm

From the article: 

"He tells me that during migration he wades through dead passerines. For a long time we thought bats were dying only from direct strikes. But even if they're not hit, the turbulence sucks their lungs out through their noses. I suspect something similar is happening to passerines."

What would it take for Audubon to say no to wind power?   Global warming trumps everything else as the biggest threat.  


Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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