Sunday, January 29, 2017
bird collisions with towers - an update
The successful work by Dr. Joelle Gehring has led to progress in reducing collisions of migratory birds with communications towers. A recent news article provides an update: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2017/01/03/bird-collisions-radio-tv-cellphone-towers/96106338/
Federal Communications Commission - Opportunities to Reduce Bird Collisions with Communications Towers While Reducing Tower Lighting Costs (235.7KB)
This document outlines FCC and FAA guidance for how tower owners can ensure tower lighting is bird-safe, while also reducing construction and maintenance costs to tower owners.
Communication Tower Lighting Fact Sheet(204.1KB)
A presentation from Dr. Gehring's work: https://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/symposium/Bird_Collisions_with_Communication_Towers_and_Wind_Turbines.pdf
Posted by Bill Mueller at 6:47 PM