Suggestions regarding avian mortality extrapolation. Shoenfeld, P., S. Technical Report 2004.
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The draft MWEC Report1 assesses avian mortality at the Mountaineer wind farm, in Tucker County, West Virginia. During this study, birds were sometimes killed (presumably by collision with the wind turbines) and fell to the ground. Researchers visited the farm and counted carcasses at selected times. Birds on the ground are also sometimes removed by scavengers or other processes, before the researchers get to them. Experiments were also conducted to determine the searcher’s efficiency (detection probability) and the scavenger removal rate. These proceeded by volitionally placing dead birds on the ground unknown to the searchers, and then seeing what happened to them

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