DTBird News
8th Anniversary since first DTBird installation at a Wind Turbine

Although DTBird research program started in 2005, in Mach 2009 the first DTBird unit was installed at a wind turbine of Sammca Group, in Spain. Currently over 90 DTBird&DTBat units are distributed in 11 countries.
Ever since, DTBird has been under continuous evaluation, research and improvement process with incomes from scientists, computer engineers, ornithologists and veterinarians from many countries. Current DTBird specifications can be found in the link: DTBird System Specifications for Wind Turbines. February 2017.


AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference 2017

AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference 2017

March 20 - 22, 2017. Austin, TX

Visit DTBird & DTBat booth!

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DTBird has participated in REScoop.eu Interregional Conference “Renewable energy: now more than ever!”
DTBird has participated in the event organized by the European Federation of Renewable Energy Cooperatives (REScoop.eu). The Conference took place in Eupen (Belgium), on January 17th, 2017. The event discussed the coverage of renewable energy: society, technology, economics, spatial planning and the environment.  DTBird participated in the WORKSHOP 1 (Wind turbines and their impact on avifauna), with the presentation “DTBird, Bird Smart and Transparent Wind Power. Now more than ever!”.  
DTBird participation at REscoop EU Conference, Eupen, Belgium.
U.S. Department of Energy funds evaluation of DTBird® System.

DTBird®, teamed up with the American Wind Wildlife Institute, has been selected to be funded by the U.S Department of Energy under the program “Wind Energy-Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities”. DTBird® Detection and Collision Avoidance Modules´ ability to detect and to reduce the overall collision risk to eagles will be improved and evaluated. More specifically, researchers will assess how well the DTBird® Detection Module detects eagles, how strongly eagles respond to the sounds emitted by DTBird® Collision Avoidance Module, and calculate how much the DTBird® system reduces the overall risk to eagles.

22 DTBird® units will be installed during 3Q 2016

21 DTBird® units will be installed during 3Q 2016 in France, Greece, Spain and the USA, including the DTBirdV4D4 and DTBirdV4D8 models. In addition, a wind turbine will be equipped with the new DTBird® Detection Module for day & night.

Evaluation of the DTBird® Collision Avoidance Module presented in Wind Wildlife Research Meeting XI. Denver. Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2016

DTBird® has participate in the event with the poster "Evaluation of the Application of Warning and Discouraging Sounds Automatically Emitted from Wind Turbines on Bird Collision Risk: Case Studies in Sweden and Switzerland". This poster includes a summary of the evaluation of DTBird® Collision Avoidance Module placed in 2 wind farms, one in Switzerland and the other one in Sweden. After the evaluation took place, DTBird® upgraded those models and developed new models that are now available in the website download section.


DTBird Team has participated in WindEnergy Hamburg

September 27-30, 2016. Hamburg, Germany. Hall A1 Booth 141

Our stand at WindEnergy Expo in Hamburg.

DTBird & DTBat stand at WindEnergy Expo in Hamburg, 2016.

DTBirdV8D10 and DTBatD3 models have been installed for the first time

DTBirdV8D10 model is designed for large on & offshore wind turbines, with 8 HD cameras it reaches bird detection up to a distance of 600 m and 360º around the WTG. In addition, Collision Avoidance module D10 entails 10 Speakers at 2 heights that assures proper sound distribution in the entire rotor swept area.

The DTBatD3 model includes 3 bat detectors distributed along the tower of the wind turbine at the height of the rotor swept area. This unique model, together with the bat Stop Control module assures proper bat protection at large wind turbines.  

These DTBird® and DTBat® models have been installed in a 140 m height and 112 m diameter wind turbine in Austria.

DTBirdV8D10 Model Unit

DTBirdV8D10 & DTBat D3 units installed in Austria.

DTBird® technicians move a DTBirdV4D4 model from one wind turbine to another in just 1 day

This 1 day move has been performed in one of the 32 DTBird® units operating in France.

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French wind farms landscape view.


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