SciTech Connect

Title: Assessment of the Impacts of Green Mountain Power Corporation's Wind Power Facility on Breeding and Migrating Birds in Searsburg, Vermont: July 1996--July 1998

Assessment of the Impacts of Green Mountain Power Corporation's Wind Power Facility on Breeding and Migrating Birds in Searsburg, Vermont: July 1996--July 1998 A 6-megawatt, 11 turbine wind power development was constructed by Green Mountain Power Corporation in Searsburg, southern Vermont, in 1996. To determine whether birds were impacted, a series of modified BA (Before, After) studies was conducted before construction (1993-1996), during (1996), and after (1997) construction on the project site. The studies were designed to monitor changes in breeding bird community (species composition and abundance) on the site, examine the behavior and numbers of songbirds migrating at night over the site and hawks migrating over the site in daylight, and search for carcasses of birds that might have collided with the turbines.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 15000381
Report Number(s):NREL/SR-500-28591
ZAT-6-15179; TRN: US200325%%258
DOE Contract Number:AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 2002
Research Org:National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO. (US)
Sponsoring Org:US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 17 WIND ENERGY; ABUNDANCE; BIRDS; BREEDING; CONSTRUCTION; MONITORS; MOUNTAINS; TURBINES; VERMONT; WIND POWER; WIND TURBINES WIND TURBINE; BIRD MIGRATION; BIRD BREEDING; BIRD POPULATION; WIND ENERGY