Thank you Tanner Delaney of our Olathe, KS office for providing this very important safety topic this week.
Spring is here and with it comes nesting season. All across the US many species of birds will build their nests on cell towers. Most of these are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. That means it is illegal to “pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, attempt to take, capture or kill, possess, offer for sale, sell, offer to purchase, purchase, deliver for shipment, ship, cause to be shipped, deliver for transportation, transport, cause to be transported, carry, or cause to be carried by any means whatever, receive for shipment, transportation or carriage, or export, at any time, or in any manner, any migratory bird, included in the terms of this Convention . . . for the protection of migratory birds . . . or any part, nest, or egg of any such bird.” (16 U.S.C. 703)
Always do a visual inspection upon arrival to your site. Check for signs of bird activity on and around the site. Listen for sounds that may indicate a nest or bird activity. Make record of the findings and report any activity. Wait for approval to proceed and follow all work restrictions.
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