It's a good thing these birds are "protected." I'd hate to think how many would be killed if they weren't.
The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.https://www.fws.gov/midwest/midwestbird/eaglepermits/bagepa.html
Under the plan announced Wednesday, companies could kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty -- nearly four times the current limit. Golden eagles could only be killed if companies take steps to minimize the losses, for instance, by retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of electrocution. (Fox News, May 4, 2016)