Report Nests on Poles

Osprey on a power lineSMECO shares Southern Maryland with ospreys, eagles, and other majestic birds of prey. But it is unsafe for birds to nest on power lines.

We take seriously our commitment to the environment and our mission to provide reliable power to our customer-members. Our crews have installed more than 70 nesting platforms to provide birds with safe, attractive places to raise their broods, and many poles have deterrents to prevent nesting.

If you spot a nest on the crossarm of a SMECO utility pole, or a bird attempting to build a nest, please use the form below to let us know. We’ll take measures to keep the birds safe and protect our equipment.

Report Hazard on Pole Form