A Grower's Guide for Bird Management in Berry Fields
Getting Started with Bird Control- information on bird management techniques, ways to evaluate which method is best for you, and how to evaluate whether your bird management program is effective.
Falconry- an introduction to managing pest birds using abatement falconry techniques, traditional falconry techniques, considerations when choosing a raptor pest bird abatement program, and commonly asked questions about falconry, habitat enhancement, and bird management.
Falconry for Bird Control- types of falconers and the cost of various raptor programs.
Choosing a Falconer- recommendations for those who are considering hiring a falconer to control pest bird populations.
Abatement Falconry Business Models - ways that some growers implement raptor programs on-farm.
Habitat Enhancement- an introduction to what is known about the efficacy of habitat enhancement for bird management.
Perches- information on the placement, size and maintenance of perches.
Nesting Boxes- information on the placement, size and maintenance of nesting boxes, and a list of raptors commonly found in the Pacific Northwest.
Resources- a list of companies that offer abatement falconry, links to perch and nesting box designs, and studies and articles on using raptors for bird management.