Birds and Offshore Wind: Studying and Assessing Effects

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Title: Birds and Offshore Wind: Studying and Assessing Effects
Authors: Pereksta, D.
Publication Date:
July 11, 2013
Pages: 1-24
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Pereksta, D. (2013). Birds and Offshore Wind: Studying and Assessing Effects [Presentation].
Abstract: 
  • Surveys have identified a diversity of species or species groups on the California OCS
  • Nearshore and shoreline species
    • Sea ducks, loons, grebes, shorebirds, gulls, terns
    • Western Snowy Plover, California Least Tern and Marbled Murrelet – ESA listed
  • Pelagic species primarily in deep offshore waters
    • 50+ species including tubenoses, skuas, alcids
    • Pelagic shorebirds, terns, gulls
  • Changing status
    • Short-tailed Albatross and Hawaiian Petrel – ESA listed
    • Rare but increasing
    • Knowledge of distribution changing… regularly occurring off California
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