APLIC funds research projects that further the knowledge of avian/power line interactions, including causes and solutions to avian mortalities due to power line electrocutions and collisions.  Examples of applicable research topics include:

  • assessment of electrocution and/or collision rates associated with distribution and/or transmission lines
  • effectiveness of various retrofitting practices intended to reduce avian mortality or mitigate problem bird nests on utility structures
  • risk assessments to identify factors contributing to electrocution and collision mortality risks for different species
  • evaluation of impacts of power line construction on bird species

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For a list of current and past APLIC-sponsored research projects, click here