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    The first generation of wind farms, built in the 1980s, used lattice towers instead of the current monopole design. Birds, especially raptors, loved to perch on the cross-connecting struts of the lattice, so they could scan the ground for prey.

    By adopting monopole towers, and changing farm management practices to reduce rodents, bird deaths have been greatly reduced.

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