Pantex hawk study looks at impact of wind turbines
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 5:05pm
Pantex, West Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University have teamed up to conduct a study on understanding the impact of wind farms on birds of prey in the Texas Panhandle.
The program uses radio transmitters and satellite receivers to track the movements of Swainson’s Hawks. The recovered data will be compared to information gathered after the completion of the Pantex Renewable Energy Project (PREP) this fall to determine if the wind turbines affect the hawks, their environment and their home ranges.