Monday, October 5, 2015 Seward Electric Installed Bird Diverters!

Seward, Alaska

The Seward Electric Department, assisted by two harbor employees for traffic control, installed 20 bird diverters along the Lagoon power lines this morning. I appreciate their rapid response to get them installed. I also greatly appreciate all the phone calls and emails from the concerned public that made this a high priority.

According to the P&R Tech catalog, the $35 BirdMark BM-AG Bird Diverter is a low-cost, permanent solution. The diverters have a 5.25” disk that spins and flutters with air movement, glows in low light, and makes a noise when swaying in the wind that birds can hear. The reflective center enhances visibility, and the diverter is easy to install without interrupting the power.

The bird diverters will help birds, especially our resident Trumpeter Swans, Bald Eagles, and Great Blue Herons, see the power lines and avoid potentially fatal collisions. Avoiding collisions also prevents power outages, and potential federal fines when protected species are killed.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this project happen.

Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold
Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

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