Birds, particularly hawks and osprey, use transmission structures for building large stick nests. This can pose a concern if nest material contacts the electrical phase, which may damage the nest, bird, and power system.
AltaLink aims to accommodate bird nests whenever possible. If there is a nest in a dangerous location, AltaLink will try to relocate it to a safer place by working with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and installing a nest platform.
AltaLink is a proud sponsor of the Alberta Conservation Association's Peregrine Falcon and Ferruginous Hawk Camera Project. Click here to watch live video of the birds at their nesting sites, providing a look into the daily lives of these birds of prey.