Client: Curry & Kerlinger, LLC
BioMaAS is currently conducting biological surveys and impact analysis for the construction and operation of turbines at the Shiloh Wind Farm in the Montezuma Hills Wind Resource area. We provide protocol western burrowing owl surveys and studies of avian mortality as part of a multi-year evaluation of mortality rates for newer generation turbines in order to assess the impact of these turbines on bird populations during the nesting season and during migration. Additionally, our team conducts prey monitoring, avian activity, and avian nesting surveys for the existing wind farm as well as for areas planned for future wind turbine installation. Data collected is tabulated and statistically analyzed to assess impacts of future wind turbine projects on native bird and bat species.