Avian Risk and Fatality Protocol

NREL, Karin Sinclair (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


The protocol is designed to assist with the placement of wind power developments, and to document bird behavior and fatalities resulting from existing wind power developments. A standardized protocol will assist with comparing data among potential and existing development locations. Furthermore, this protocol is based on standard methods being used in other studies of bird behavior. The datacollected will only be useful if observers follow each method carefully. In addition, the data collected using this protocol will likely be used by a permitting or other regulatory agency in evaluating the avian impacts at the site.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1998

Bibliographical note

Work performed by California State University, Sacramento, California. Also available electronically

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-500-24997


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