Avian fatalities at wind energy facilities in North America: A comparison of recent approaches

Human-Wildlife Interactions
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Abstract

Three recent publications have estimated the number of birds killed each year by wind energy facilities at 2012 build-out levels in the United States. The 3 publications differ in scope, methodology, and resulting estimates. We compare and contrast characteristics of the approaches used in the publications. In addition, we describe decisions made in obtaining the estimates that were produced. Despite variation in the 3 approaches, resulting estimates were reasonably similar; about a quarter- to a half-million birds are killed per year by colliding with wind turbines.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Avian fatalities at wind energy facilities in North America: A comparison of recent approaches
Series title Human-Wildlife Interactions
Volume 10
Issue 1
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Jack H. Berryman Institute
Publisher location Logan, UT
Contributing office(s) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description 12 p.
First page 7
Last page 18
Other Geospatial North America
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N