Bat Mortality at a Wind Power Facility in Central Canada

Journal Article

Title: Bat Mortality at a Wind Power Facility in Central Canada
Publication Date:
November 01, 2012
Journal: Northwestern Naturalist
Volume: 93
Pages: 194-202
Publisher: BioOne
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Citation

Jameson, J.; Willis, C. (2012). Bat Mortality at a Wind Power Facility in Central Canada. Northwestern Naturalist, 93, 194-202.
Abstract: 

Bat mortality has been reported at industrial scale wind facilities across North America, with tree-roosting bats accounting for most fatalities, but no data exist for central Canada. We quantified rates of mortality at a wind energy facility in Manitoba, Canada by conducting standardized carcass searches corrected for searcher efficiency and scavenging from mid-August to mid-September 2007. We found that mortality was consistent with, but qualitatively higher than that at comparable wind facilities in western Canada. Mortality of the species most commonly killed, Silver-haired Bats, was evenly distributed across the wind facility, but mortality of Hoary and Eastern Red Bats was higher at some turbines than others.

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