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First year post-construction monitoring of birds at Wind Turbine Test Centre Østerild

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The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University was commissioned by the DanishNature Agency to undertake a bird monitoring programme of a national testcentre for wind turbines near Østerild in Thy, Denmark. Here we present the results from the first year of the post-construction studies. Whooper swan, taiga bean goose, pink-footed goose, common crane, light-bellied brent goose, white-tailed eagle and nightjar were included as focal species in the ornithological investigations. In addition, species specific data on all bird species occurring regularly in the study area were collected. On the basis of an intermediate assessment of collision risk, the potential impacts of the combined structures on the bird species occurring in the study area were considered unlikely to be significant. However, given the uncertainties in the assessment,  the post-construction programme will continue to investigate potential impacts on bats and birds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst year post-construction monitoring of bats and birds at Wind Turbine Test Centre Østerild
EditorsOle Roland Therkildsen, Morten Elmeros
PublisherAarhus University, DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy
Publication year2015
Commissioning bodyDanish Nature Agency
Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Research areas

  • Birds, Wind turbines, Flight altitude, Avoidance, Post-construction, Impact assessment, Østerild, Test cenrte, Denmark, Collision risk

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