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Title: Ponnequin Wind Energy Project: Reference site avian study, January 1, 1998--December 31, 1998

Abstract

This report summarizes the results of surveys completed during the period January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998, at the Ponnequin Wind Energy Project in Weld County, Colorado. The surveys were conducted at two reference sites, and include a pre-construction avian abundance and use survey and raptor nesting, prey, and carcass surveys. The reference sites were situated immediately to the west of the project site in Weld County, Colorado, and 4.8 kilometers to the north of the site in Laramie County, Wyoming. The surveys were conducted along two 800-meter (m) main transects at each site with two 400-m (by 100-m) perpendicular transects. About 30 complete surveys were completed during the year, with a greater frequency of surveys in the late spring and early autumn. The surveys revealed mostly common species, with no endangered or threatened species on the sites. Small numbers of raptors were observed on or near the project and reference areas. During the winter, avian use and abundance was minimal. Prey species consisted primarily of thirteen-lined ground squirrels and northern pocket gophers. Two songbird carcasses were found. The results of these surveys, combined with data from several more months of surveys, will be compared to surveys conducted aftermore » construction of the wind farm.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
753779
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR-500-27546
TRN: US0002169
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Apr 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WIND TURBINE ARRAYS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; BIRDS; ABUNDANCE; COLORADO; WYOMING; ENDANGERED SPECIES; PONNEQUIN WIND ENERGY PROJECT; WIND FARM; AVIAN SURVEYS; RAPTORS; WELD COUNTY, COLORADO; LARAMIE COUNTY, WYOMING

Citation Formats

Kerlinger, P., Curry, R., and Ryder, R. Ponnequin Wind Energy Project: Reference site avian study, January 1, 1998--December 31, 1998. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/753779.
Kerlinger, P., Curry, R., & Ryder, R. Ponnequin Wind Energy Project: Reference site avian study, January 1, 1998--December 31, 1998. United States. doi:10.2172/753779.
Kerlinger, P., Curry, R., and Ryder, R. Wed . "Ponnequin Wind Energy Project: Reference site avian study, January 1, 1998--December 31, 1998". United States. doi:10.2172/753779. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/753779.
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title = {Ponnequin Wind Energy Project: Reference site avian study, January 1, 1998--December 31, 1998},
author = {Kerlinger, P. and Curry, R. and Ryder, R.},
abstractNote = {This report summarizes the results of surveys completed during the period January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998, at the Ponnequin Wind Energy Project in Weld County, Colorado. The surveys were conducted at two reference sites, and include a pre-construction avian abundance and use survey and raptor nesting, prey, and carcass surveys. The reference sites were situated immediately to the west of the project site in Weld County, Colorado, and 4.8 kilometers to the north of the site in Laramie County, Wyoming. The surveys were conducted along two 800-meter (m) main transects at each site with two 400-m (by 100-m) perpendicular transects. About 30 complete surveys were completed during the year, with a greater frequency of surveys in the late spring and early autumn. The surveys revealed mostly common species, with no endangered or threatened species on the sites. Small numbers of raptors were observed on or near the project and reference areas. During the winter, avian use and abundance was minimal. Prey species consisted primarily of thirteen-lined ground squirrels and northern pocket gophers. Two songbird carcasses were found. The results of these surveys, combined with data from several more months of surveys, will be compared to surveys conducted after construction of the wind farm.},
doi = {10.2172/753779},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {4}
}

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