There is a new technique being used on airports to control wildlife and even in cities to combat the over population of crows. This technique dates to Ancient Egypt and is used in pretty much every culture throughout the timeline of history, FALCONRY, or the use of Raptors!
Falconry is the hunting of wild animals in their natural state and habitat by means of a trained bird of prey. Small animals are hunted; squirrels and rabbits often fall prey to these birds. Raptors have long been recognized as an efficient and effective method of problem bird control. Depending on the habitat setting or which species are causing problems, Loomacres will modify abatement strategies to ensure that all nuisance issues can be addressed. Typically, Loomacres staff will continuously harass nuisance wildlife throughout the entire day to present a constant threat to nuisance species. However, some nuisance species do not require such rigorous harassment, and a staggered schedule can be supplemented.
Loomacres recommends that multiple non-lethal harassment techniques be utilized in conjunction with raptor abatement. At airports, many birds pose a bird strike risk, and are necessary to manage. Raptors are an ideal solution for controlling a variety of species, including gulls, starlings, dunlin, crows, robins, geese, and other birds.
As natural predators of these (sometimes unwelcome) species, hawks, falcons, and eagles are a fantastic alternative to shooting, poisoning, or trapping. By using time honored falconry techniques, we can successfully and naturally patrol and manage these problematic species.
Aside from airports more and more cities are using raptors to manage the overwhelming crow populations in metropolitan areas. (Click Here for Video) By simply introducing a natural predator to these urban areas the crows will typically abandon their roosting spots at night and keep it moving.
With more and more people becoming aware of the benefits of using Falconry for wildlife control and just seeing the effectiveness of these prolific hunters its pretty safe to say we may be seeing a new trend unfold in front of our eyes. (click here related article) We at Loomacres love our raptors and are continuing to develop new strategies to use them for clients in need.
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