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DeTect’s MERLIN Avian radar tracks birds at Eastern Kings wind farm, PEI, Canada

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation says it has invested about $500,000 in new radar equipment to track migratory birds around wind turbines.

The new radar gear went into operation in Eastern Kings in August. It tracks an area nearly 10-times larger than the existing acoustic monitoring equipment on-site, and provides more “granular detail” on birds flying by, according to Spencer Long, engineering project manager. Read more here: