The goal of the spring bird assessment ("Assessment") was to evaluate the general characteristics of avian habitat at the proposed turbine location at the Dennis Water District (DWD) (Figure 2). The motivation for the Assessment was in the larger context of the planning for the possible installation of up to two wind turbine generators (WTGs) at DWD. This report represents the spring and fall avian report of 2010.
This spring and fall avian assessment is based on existing information available in the public domain, upon the best professional judgment of the author, and from a total of 31 hours of bird counting at the site during visits conducted on April 27, May 7 and September 15, 2010.
DWD has the potential to support approximately 80 breeding, wintering, and migratory species of birds (Table 1.) (Sibley 2000). A grand total of 38 species were observed during spring and fall site visits (Table 1 and 3).