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2006, BTO, Use of Aerial Surveys to Detect Bird Displacement by Offshore Windfarms

2006, BTO, Use of Aerial Surveys to Detect Bird Displacement by Offshore Windfarms

Topic categories:

Birds

Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved

Industry:

Research

Collection date:

Oct 2006 - Oct 2006

Development:

COWRIE Research

Publication date:

May 2021

Organisation:

BTO

Phase:

Pre-construction

Description

This study makes use of previously collected aerial survey data, and uses a statistical technique called power analyses to assess whether current aerial survey methods allow changes in bird numbers to be detected, given that there are large background fluctuations in seabird numbers at any given site.

Five species, two of which were combined due t...