Audubon lauds MEMIC’s bird safety efforts

MEMIC wins high praise for effort to save birds

(PORTLAND, ME) – A leading state environmental group is recognizing efforts taken to reduce the incidence of birds striking its headquarters building on Portland’s waterfront.

MEMIC has partnered with Maine Audubon for several years to reduce the unfortunate incidence of bird strikes at 261 Commercial St., in a community improvement effort with little fanfare.

In its latest newsletter, Audubon told members of “amazing news” about the “significant progress” MEMIC is making to protect birds, including a major effort to apply bird-safe decals along sections of the building -- especially an alley adjacent to the a nearby hotel where the most bird-strike incidents occurred.

“The results are conclusive: We found a total of eight birds in the alley this fall … an 82% drop over last season,” Audubon told its members. “This is significant progress, and I can't thank MEMIC enough for their efforts.”

Senior Vice President of External Affairs Tony Payne, who spearheaded the effort, called it part of the company’s effort to always give back to the communities where MEMIC does business.

"We're always looking for ways to be a good neighbor, and to partner with groups working to improve the communities where we live and work," he said.


The MEMIC Group includes MEMIC Indemnity Company, MEMIC Casualty Company, and parent company Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company; all rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. The MEMIC Group holds licenses to write workers’ compensation across the entire country. The group insures and serves more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 300,000 employees with dedicated safety and injury management service teams from Maine to Florida.