Determining the Effectiveness of Bird Flight Diverters with Grand County Public Utility District
- Power producers are now retrofitting existing power lines and installing new equipment to conserve bird species.
- EAS is working with the Grant County Public Utility District as part of a long-term project to determine the effectiveness of bird flight diverters in reducing the chance of birds colliding with overhead transmission lines.
- EAS conducted avian surveys, performed data quality assurance and provided data summary reports to the client to estimate bird relative abundance and bird response to the BFDs.
- By integrating the flight patterns of various bird species and the estimated number of bird-strikes, data from these surveys will help quantify the efficacy of the BFDs.