keeping our feathered friends safe
provide a playground for an abundance of bird species, including many raptors.
And we help to keep these birds safe through our Avian Protection Program.
Raptors such as
Harris’s hawks, red-tailed hawks and great horned owls are drawn to power
poles, which offer a high place to roost, nest and hunt. But the birds’ large
wingspans make them vulnerable to harm by electricity carried on power lines.
Protection Program takes precautionary measures such as placing rubber bird
guards on insulators and wires to protect birds from electric shock. Annually,
we retrofit nearly 850 poles a year with these measures.
Working to protect Arizona’s birds is part of
our commitment to provide our customers with safe, reliable service while
caring for the precious environment we all share.