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1 December 2012 Bat Mortality at a Wind Power Facility in Central Canada
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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.

Joel W. Jameson and Craig K. R. Willis "Bat Mortality at a Wind Power Facility in Central Canada," Northwestern Naturalist 93(3), 194-202, (1 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1898/12-03.1
Received: 9 January 2012; Accepted: 1 May 2012; Published: 1 December 2012
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