Avifauna Management Plan Field Guide
Nalcor Energy developed an Avifauna Management Plan (AMP) to mitigate potential
disturbance to migratory and resident avifauna (i.e. incidental take) based on federal and
provincial legislation. A component of the AMP includes directed surveys. Ground nest surveys
are to be conducted prior to any vegetation clearing during the sensitive breeding season.
Setbacks are established when active nests are encountered during surveys based on the
following decision framework (Figure 1) and approximate bird breeding periods (Figure 2-4).