ExxonMobil

Electrophos

Mulberry, Florida, United States

Certified Silver through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Cavity-Nesting Bird Species Management
Avian
Ground-Nesting Bird Species Management
Avian
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Avian
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Avian
About the Program
ExxonMobil is a large, international oil and gas company. The Electrophos site in Florida consists of a variety of habitat types large enough to support native wildlife and plants. Ninety acres of grassland is managed to benefit birds and their nests, with four acres set aside for meadowlark and nine acres set aside for Northern bobwhite. A large 50 acre pond on site is used by osprey and wood duck as a source of food. Electrophos is within Florida's Integrated Habitat Network corridor, a high priority area for habitat conservation and reclamation of mines. To this end, Electrophos is working to restore shorline banks from erosion and loss of vegetation.

Practices and Impacts
  • Next boxes were installed to provide breeding opportunities for cavity-nesting bird species like Eastern bluebird that use or require man-made structures to build nests and successfully raise their young. In addition to bluebird boxes, Electrophos employees installed boxes for American kestrel, Eastern screech owl, and wood duck.
  • The extensive grassland habitat provides ample space and food for ground-nesting birds including Eastern meadowlark, Northern bobwhite, and the common dove. Mowing is scheduled for times outside of the nesting season to avoid incidental disruption of nests.
  • In support of the local osprey population known to nest at Electrophos and adjacent properties, Electrophos employees erected two nesting platforms. Since the project began in 2016, osprey have successfully raised young each year using the nesting platforms at Electrophos.

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