Most bird species fly in groups known as flocks. Their flocking behavior has several benefits, including protection, mating, and more-hands-on-deck foraging. Some bird species live in flocks permanently, while others congregate for events such as migration and breeding seasons. Common birds that flock in various patterns include: pelicans, waterfowl, starlings, robins, cranes, pigeons, blackbirds, shorebirds, thrushes, wrens, songbirds, and sparrows.
As they flock, birds tend to perch on power lines in species-specific groups, which begs the question: What attracts birds to human-strung wires even with the presence of natural perches like trees? The reasons include:
Unfortunately, birds’ flocking behavior can lead to power outages when:
To prevent power outages, call for power protection systems to ensure operational continuity in your home or business premises.
At Critter Guard, our Line Guard and Pole Guard products are designed to protect power lines, utility poles, and other electrical systems from damage caused by birds, squirrels, and several other critters. To learn more about our humane wildlife control products and how they can keep the power in your area protected, contact us today!