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A comprehensive analysis of small-passerine fatalities from collisions with turbines at wind energy facilities

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A comprehensive analysis of small-passerine fatalities from collisions with turbines at wind energy facilities; 2014; Article; Journal; PLoS One; Erickson, Wallace P.; Wolfe, Melissa M.; Bay, Kimberly J.; Johnson, Douglas H.; Gehring, Joelle L.

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Small passerines, sometimes referred to as perching birds or songbirds, are the most abundant bird group in the United States (US) and Canada, and the most common among bird fatalities caused by collision with turbines at wind energy facilities. We used data compiled from 39 studies conducted in the US and Canada to estimate the annual rate of small-bird fatalities. It was necessary for us to calculate estimates of small-bird fatality rates from reported all-bird rates for 30% of studies. The remaining 70% of studies provided data on small-bird fatalities. We then adjusted estimates to account for detection bias and loss of carcasses from scavenging. These studies represented about 15% of current operating capacity (megawatts [MW]) [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107491
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languageEnglish
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