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BRI's work on mercury in songbirds has been in the news recently including an article in National Geographic Online. Pictured here is a Yellow Warbler.

BRI in the News

BRI news stories have appeared in many regional, national, and international news outlets. These stories help promote awareness of our work, but also promote the general issues of conservation biology and the need to continue research in wildlife health and its implications to human health.

BRI's researchers are available to talk to journalists and provide expert information on both their work and the broader topics of their expertise. 

To set up interviews, contact: 

Deborah McKewCommunications Director 

News Archive

Sep 5, 2017

BRI Thermal Tracking Research Featured in Greenwire Article

National lab breakthrough could reduce bird, bat deaths

Christa Marshall, E&E News reporter

The prospect of turbines killing birds is one of the chief attacks made on the wind industry by President Trump and other critics.

Now, researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory say they may have a solution to the problem, with help from technology typically used in night-vision goggles.

The lab developed software that analyzes images from special thermal cameras to automatically identify birds and bats and track their flight patterns around the clock, including in bad weather. The goal is to determine if a given area is a bird hot spot, and avoid siting offshore turbines in those places or adjust operations at existing wind farms.

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Photo Credits: Yellow Warbler © Ken Archer.
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