Protecting Birds

Working to keep them safe

Birds like to perch and nest on power poles and other utility equipment. This can cause problems for both birds and PGE customers.

Our work is guided by an Avian Protection Plan that outlines several ways to make our facilities safer for birds and reduce the outages they and other wildlife cause.

Some examples are:

PGE continues to look for opportunities to improve bird protection and system reliability throughout our company. We strive to improve and update our program and proactively address issues before they arise.

If you want to report a bird issue near our facilities or power lines, please call PGE customer service at 800-542-8818.

If you find an injured bird not related to PGE facilities you can contact the Portland Audubon Society Wildlife Care Center PGE.

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See a bird in trouble?

If it’s near or related to PGE lines or equipment, call us at 800-542-8818. If it’s a general bird safety issue, you can also call Audubon Society at 503-292-0304.

Read about habitat restoration projects we fund on the Deschutes, and about the many community groups we work with to protect fish and other wildlife.