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Birds and wind power. Result report 1977-1982; Faglar och Vindkraft. Resultatrapport 1977-1982

Abstract

Two large-scaled aerogenerators were erected in Sweden in 1980-82. Questions about how birds react on the generators were raised early. Theoretical calculations about the risk for collisions between migrating birds and the generators, together with data on the bird collision frequencies at radio- and television towers in Sweden were presented in a report in 1978. It was assumed that the collision frequency will normally not exceed five birds per night during nights with normal traffic rate of migrating birds, and with maximum of about 50 birds on special occasions (few cases per season). In 1979-1982 the local breeding bird fauna was censused in the immediate vicinities of the sites (arable land and grazed bushland) where the aerogenerators has been erected. The results obtained so far, do not indicate any effect at all on species diversity or abundance when comparing the situation before and after the erection of the arerogenerators. Some species have successfully colonized the areas, obviously exploiting resources created by the building activities. Two such species are Oenanthe oenanthe and Delichon urbica. Reactions of migrating birds when passing close to the generators will be studied in the nearest future (autumn 1983) when the plants will be in continous work.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Feb 15, 1983
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NE/VIND-83-17
Reference Number:
NOR-83-07268; EDB-84-106837
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in reproduced copies
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; BIRDS; HAZARDS; WIND TURBINES; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; DEATH; SWEDEN; ANIMALS; EUROPE; MACHINERY; SCANDINAVIA; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY; VERTEBRATES; WESTERN EUROPE; 170500* - Wind Energy- Environmental Aspects
OSTI ID:
8125915
Research Organizations:
Naemnden foer Energiproduktionsforskning, Stockholm (Sweden)
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
Swedish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE84751012
Submitting Site:
NORD
Size:
Pages: 14
Announcement Date:
Mar 14, 2013

Citation Formats

Karlsson, Johnny. Birds and wind power. Result report 1977-1982; Faglar och Vindkraft. Resultatrapport 1977-1982. Sweden: N. p., 1983. Web.
Karlsson, Johnny. Birds and wind power. Result report 1977-1982; Faglar och Vindkraft. Resultatrapport 1977-1982. Sweden.
Karlsson, Johnny. 1983. "Birds and wind power. Result report 1977-1982; Faglar och Vindkraft. Resultatrapport 1977-1982." Sweden.
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title = {Birds and wind power. Result report 1977-1982; Faglar och Vindkraft. Resultatrapport 1977-1982}
author = {Karlsson, Johnny}
abstractNote = {Two large-scaled aerogenerators were erected in Sweden in 1980-82. Questions about how birds react on the generators were raised early. Theoretical calculations about the risk for collisions between migrating birds and the generators, together with data on the bird collision frequencies at radio- and television towers in Sweden were presented in a report in 1978. It was assumed that the collision frequency will normally not exceed five birds per night during nights with normal traffic rate of migrating birds, and with maximum of about 50 birds on special occasions (few cases per season). In 1979-1982 the local breeding bird fauna was censused in the immediate vicinities of the sites (arable land and grazed bushland) where the aerogenerators has been erected. The results obtained so far, do not indicate any effect at all on species diversity or abundance when comparing the situation before and after the erection of the arerogenerators. Some species have successfully colonized the areas, obviously exploiting resources created by the building activities. Two such species are Oenanthe oenanthe and Delichon urbica. Reactions of migrating birds when passing close to the generators will be studied in the nearest future (autumn 1983) when the plants will be in continous work.}
place = {Sweden}
year = {1983}
month = {Feb}
}