Located approximately 16 kilometers from Digby, Nova Scotia, the Digby Neck Wind Farm began operating 20 turbines with a total capacity of 30 megawatts in the autumn of 2010. Land cover at the wind farmsite is mainly forested, including both softwood and hardwood species. In 2008 and 2009, prior to construction, a baseline study of avifauna at the site was conducted (Stantec 2009). When the wind farm was approved, Nova Scotia Power was required to develop a bird monitoring program and mortality study at the site. A two-year post-construction monitoring program was proposed by John F. Kearney and Associates in 2011 (Kearney 2011) and monitoring was conducted in 2011 and 2012.