The Lake Erie shoreline of Ohio is known as one of the most important places for songbird migration in the Western Hemisphere. It’s also home to one of the largest concentrations of breeding Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states. We think that just about every birder and bird conservationist will agree that this is the worst place for a bevy of wind turbines. But sadly, that is exactly what is planned.
More than 110 turbines have been proposed in this area, and one of the first—at the Ohio National Guard facility at Camp Perry—will be constructed in the next few weeks. The turbine poses a clear threat to endangered Kirtland’s Warblers, to Bald Eagles, and to other protected migratory birds. (Learn more in our press release.)
While we are supportive of Bird Smart wind energy development, American Bird Conservancy and Black Swamp Bird Observatory are so concerned about this turbine that we have announced possible legal action. We would normally be reluctant to take this step, but repeated attempts to express our concerns, and those of other members of the bird community—including Ducks Unlimited, National Audubon Society, and The Nature Conservancy—have gone unanswered.
You can help: Sign our petition by Jan. 30 to tell the Ohio National Guard that they must halt construction of this dangerous turbine. You may sign as an individual or as an organization. We will deliver signatures to authorities by the beginning of February.
Please enter your information below to sign our petition against the Camp Perry wind project.