King & MacGregor Environmental and Ecological Consulting Services


Noble Thumb Windpark

Bird Surveys and Ecological Analyses


Noble Environmental Power, Inc. (Noble) contracted with King & MacGregor Environmental, Inc. (KME) to complete bird surveys for Michigan's first proposed commercial wind farm consisting of approximately 160 to 200 wind turbines distributed over approximately 112 square miles. KME conducted a quantitative bird survey, including point surveys and broadcast calls, utilizing 107 sampling locations. KME also prepared a fatal flaw analysis for the project and edited a 14-chapter re-zoning document adopted by Huron County.

Project Highlights

  • Provided a fatal flaw analysis for project area

  • Conducted bird surveys and supplied written documentation

  • Assisted with writing and editing a 14-chapter re-zoning document

  • Provided preliminary wetland delineation

  • Provided Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permit consultation

Project Information

Client: Noble Environmental Power, Inc.
Location: Huron and Sanilac Counties, Michigan



Commercial wind farm


Turbine tower sections arrive at Noble's staging area in Sanilac County, Michigan for installation in the Thumb Project in Bingham Township, Huron County (photo from www.noblepower.com)


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