This report supplements the Kitty Hawk North Wind Construction and Operations Plan.
A programme of 12 monthly aerial digital surveys of Avangrid Renewables LLC’s Kitty Hawk lease area, off the coast of North Carolina, were conducted between January and December 2019 using APEM Inc.’s (hereafter referred to as APEM) high-resolution camera system to capture digital still imagery. Images collected have been analyzed by APEM and quality assured by Normandeau Associates (hereafter referred to as Normandeau). Raw counts and design-based abundance estimates of all species and incidental observations recorded during the surveys are presented here as well as information on species distribution and flight direction. The key findings from each of the monthly aerial digital surveys are summarized below.