Brush Canyon Wind Energy Project, Oregon

Brush Canyon Wind Energy Project, Oregon

ABR characterized avian use of the site by conducting point counts and mapping locations of sensitive bird species (including Golden and Bald Eagle, Swainson’s Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk), flying aerial surveys to locate large raptor nests, and conducting ground surveys to locate Swainson’s Hawk nests. We also conducted bat acoustic monitoring studies using Anabat detectors to investigate nightly and seasonal activity patterns of bats at various altitudes. All the preconstruction information was used to inform agency staff of the status and distribution of avian and bat species on the site and to help assess the avian and bat risk of collision with wind turbines.

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