UNO Athletics Facility Phase 2

Omaha, NE

UNO’s plan to develop a baseball field and softball field on a vacant lot required an avian nest study. The project involved minor demolition, pavement removal and clearing of 25 trees. In total, 11.5 acres of ground were disturbed.


E&A conducted an Avian Nest Survey in compliance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and Nebraska Revised Statute 37-540, which protects migratory birds, their nests, eggs and chicks. An avian nest survey must be conducted or supervised by a qualified biologist. Avian nest surveys must be completed no more than 3 days prior to the removal of trees, shrubs or vegetation that may contain an active nest. The MBTA is applicable year-round, but most migratory bird nesting in Nebraska takes place between April and September.

To meet the client’s schedule, E&A contacted the grading contractor at the end of the site visit with a verbal go-ahead, as no active nests were found on site. This gave the contractor the ability to start work while E&A completed the official report. A photo log and written report were provided to the client to keep on file.

Key Partners

Peitzmeier Demolition
Kiewit Building Group, Inc.
Nebraska Game and Parks
U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Services Provided

Avian Nest Surveys