Nest and Nest Removal
PSEG Long Island has an obligation to provide safe and reliable electric service, 24/7. Our crews may need to remove nests during restoration efforts and emergency repairs. Sometimes crews have to perform routine maintenance that requires the removal of a monk parakeet nest. Monk parakeets prefer to build their massive nests atop power poles. These large nests can grow to 10 feet in diameter and weigh hundreds of pounds. When these nests expand around electric equipment, they can cause power outages and even fires.
It is common for monk parakeets to re-build the nest on the same pole-top equipment. Future nest removals may be required. PSEG Long Island is investigating sustainable deterrent options that will divert birds away from the electrical equipment to a safer, more natural habitat.
PSEG Long Island takes careful considerations to minimize disruptions to wildlife as they continue to provide safe and reliable electric service to Long Island and the Rockaways, 24/7. Our crews may need to remove nests during restoration efforts and emergency repairs or perform routine maintenance that requires the removal of a monk parakeet nest in order to prevent power outages, fires, and equipment damage.
How You Can Help
Help us to identify new locations or nests that may need attention. If you see a bird attempting to build on our poles, wires, or utility structures, please contact us. Our crews will follow our four-stage relocation process. This includes inspecting the site, working with our community experts and partners, assessing the best solution, and taking conservation action to help the bird and to maintain reliable electric service. Our reps are available through email, live chat, Facebook and Twitter. For immediate emergencies, such as a nest on fire, call 911 and then us at 1-800-490-0075.