Below are recent NWCC and AWWI wind-wildlife publications, which are provided for free. You will find a summary of the history and accomplishments of the Wildlife Workgroup, a guide for studying wind-wildlife interactions, and a summary of what we know about bird and bat interactions with land-based wind power in North America.

Since its founding in 1998, the NWCC has produced a wide range of publications addressing issues that pertain to wind power. To access publications from prior issues addressed by the NWCC, please visit the prior activities pages.

  • Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI Proceedings

    May 2017 (164 pp.)

    These Proceedings capture and summarize the work of 37 presentations on research findings on balancing wind energy development and wildlife conservation. Major focus areas include eagle detection and deterrence, and extensive new studies on bat fatalities, curtailment strategies, and population level impacts.

  • Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions

    June 2016 (12 pp.)

    This AWWI fact sheet summarizes publicly available information about the adverse impacts of land-based wind power on wildlife in North America and the status of our knowledge regarding how to avoid or minimize these impacts.

  • Wind Wildlife Research Meeting X Proceedings

    April 2015 (137 pp.)

    These Proceedings capture and summarize the work of nearly 100 presenters on a wide array of wind-wildlife topics. Major focus areas include technologies for detecting and deterring wildlife, assessing risk to eagles, and assessing mechanisms to avoid and minimize impacts on bats.



For older Wildlife Workgroup publications, please visit the publications archive

Find the proceedings to all Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Proceedings here.