Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Compliance and Agency Coordination

2887 red-winged blackbird nestEcosphere provides consultation and field support for development projects involving vegetation alteration or removal to insure clients remain in compliance with the MBTA. Biologists conduct intensive pre-construction nest searching and monitoring efforts to identify active bird nests and breeding territories in areas targeted for habitat alteration during the avian breeding season. Biologists also provide our clients with potential mitigation recommendations to avoid unnecessary “take” of active nests, eggs, and individual birds. MBTA services include nest, egg, and fledgling removal and translocation, or transport to permitted wildlife rehabilitation centers.