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Unfortunately, it’s not clear yet. It’s possible that wind turbines interfere with seasonal migration and mating patterns in some species of bats. More than three quarters of the bat fatalities observed at wind turbine facilities are from species known as “tree bats,” which tend to migrate long distances and roost in trees. These bats migrate primarily during late summer and early autumn, which is also when the vast majority of bat fatalities at wind turbines are observed. Tree bats also engage in mating behavior during late summer and early autumn.
- USGS Ecosystems Science: Energy & Wildlife
- USGS Fort Collins Science Center
- USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center