Necessity of Migratory Bird Evaluations (MBEs)
Migratory Bird Evaluations (MBE) play a crucial role in project planning and execution across various sectors. From commercial private projects and developments, utilities maintenance or installations, to renewable energy projects and cell tower management, these evaluations can impact a broad spectrum of activities. If your project involves activities like pile driving or other tasks that may disrupt nesting birds, several essential steps need to be undertaken to ensure full compliance with the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA).
Understanding the Purpose of Migratory Bird Evaluations (MBE)
The core objective of an MBE is to identify and understand any potential threats a particular project might pose to nesting migratory birds. Given the protective measures put in place by federal and state authorities under the MBTA, any disruption to the habitats or norms of these protected species could result in stringent consequences, including fines and enforcement actions.
The Critical Timespan for Bird Surveys
With the bird survey season typically falling between March and September, timing is of the essence. Adhering to this timespan plays a significant role in effectively conducting these evaluations and in avoiding potential disruptions to nesting activities of the protected migratory birds.
ECS’s Expertise in Migratory Bird Evaluations (MBE)
At ECS, we emphasize a rapid and efficient response that covers every corner of the United States. Our skilled surveyors offer a swift turnaround time, often providing a comprehensive report within just a few days. Every report aims to evaluate your specific site needs thoroughly and provide in-depth recommendations on staying in compliance with MBTA.