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Austin Energy grapples with mitigating monk parakeet ‘combustible nests’ amid concerns from Travis Audubon Society

Published on June 2, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Questions are being raised about how the city’s electric utility provider, Austin Energy, handles the city’s monk parakeet population, which has built large nests on or near several local utility poles. The Travis Audubon Society, a local nonprofit that supports wildlife conservation through birding, called the utility’s process of removing the birds from their nests “cruel” and “heartless,” claiming in a Facebook post Thursday that Austin Energy crews knock the birds’ flightless young as well as their eggs to the ground. Austin Energy responded Friday with a Facebook post of its own and a press conference at noon near several […]

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Source: Community Impact- Cedar Park

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