Assessing Avian Fine-scale Movements Near the Block Island Wind Farm

Lead/Team: P. Paton, J. Miller, G. Potty, R. Jamaswamy.

We are assessing tern and plover fight behavior near the Block Island Wind Farm to determine exposure risk. We are attaching miniature digital VHF radio transmitters to two federally-list species, Piping Plover and Roseate Terns, and developing cutting-edge receivers to monitor flight behavior near the only active wind farm in North America. 2018-2020.

Funder: U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.