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Review of Avian Risk Assessment for Chautauqua (N.Y.) Wind Project

October 12, 2005

The scope of data collected specific to the unique features and wildlife use at this site is inadequate for a number of reasons …; Use of, and reliance on, information from other sites around the world has limited application, as impacts to wildlife are very stie- and species-specific; The risk assessment methodology developed for, and used in, this ARA report is not one we can support …

We recommend a minimum of 3 years of comprehensive data collection at the proposed project site; Radar studies should extend throughout the entire migratory periods, cover additional seasons not sampled, and include times of the day when birds may be congregating at the project site (i.e. early morning) …

“Review of Avian Risk Assessment for Chautauqua (N.Y.) Wind Project” (13 MB) [1]