American Transmission Co.

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Nesting platforms a major component of our Avian Protection Program

Kestrel_iStock_webBird nests on utility equipment can post safety problems for the birds and jeopardize the reliability of the transmission system. We have more than 100 nesting platforms located on or adjacent to our transmission structures to protect birds and support successful breeding. We also partner with other agencies, organizations and individuals to erect platforms in other areas away from transmission lines.avian1

Other components of our program include:

  • Transmission line configuration modifications,
  • Flight diverters to increase visibility of shield wires,
  • Perch guards to prevent birds from landing or sitting on transmission facilities and
  • Replacement of problematic structures.


To learn more about our Avian Protection Program, check out this short video on our YouTube channel.