Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XII

The 12th Wind Wildlife Research Meeting was held November 27 – 30, 2018, in St. Paul, MN.


The biennial Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and stakeholders to share and engage on the latest science focused on better understanding the risk of wind energy to wildlife and developing solutions to avoid, minimize, and offset impacts. The meeting also brings together thought leaders to discuss priority topics and themes in the wind-wildlife arena.


  • Access a folder containing the program overview, abstracts, and presenter bios here.
  • Explore the program and presentation details here.
  • Access a folder containing the presentations for Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XII here.
  • Access a folder containing the posters for Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XII here.
  • Access a folder containing the Generalized Estimator (GenEst) Training workshop agenda here.
  • Access a folder containing the Offshore Wind Energy and Wildlife: Applying Lessons Learned for U.S. Development workshop agenda here.


These Proceedings capture and summarize the work of 33 presentations and panels on current research pertaining to wind energy-related wildlife fatalities; habitat and behavioral impacts at the project level as well as cumulative and landscape-scale impacts; avoidance, minimization, and mitigation strategies and technologies; and dialog on balancing wind energy development and wildlife conservation.

Disclaimer: AWWI strives for excellence when organizing the agenda for the Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, and each abstract submission is peer reviewed. However, authors represent their own work, and inclusion of in the meeting program and proceedings does not imply endorsement of the study or results by AWWI or others affiliated with the meeting. Much of the information presented in presentations is preliminary and should not be quoted or cited without permission from the authors.