Dispersing BirdsBird dispersal techniques and Operations

Thurman W. Booth
State Director
USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Additional Bird Control Information


Figures 1 through 5 by Jill Sack Johnson.

Figure 1 adapted from Good and Johnson (1978).

For Additional Information

Boudreau, G. W. 1968. Alarm sounds and responses of birds and their application in controlling problem species. Living Bird 7:27-46.

Boudreau, G. W. 1972. Factors relating to alarm stimuli in bird control. Proc. Vertebr. Pest Conf. 5:121-123.

Erdman, S. S. 1981. Setting up an effective urban blackbird roost control program. Proc. Bird Control Sem. 8:38-42.

Erdman, S. S. 1982. Public relations and successful blackbird roost management. Proc. Great Plains Wildl. Damage Control Workshop 5:252-259.

Garner, K. M. 1978. Management of blackbird and starling winter roost problems in Kentucky and Tennessee. Proc. Vertebr. Pest Conf. 8:54-59.

Good, H. B., and D. M. Johnson. 1976. Experimental tree trimming to control an urban winter blackbird roost. Proc. Bird Control Sem. 7:54-64.

Good, H. B., and D. M. Johnson. 1978. Nonlethal blackbird roost control. Pest Control 46:14ff.

Mott, D. F. 1980. Dispersing blackbirds and starlings from objectionable roost sites. Proc. Vertebr. Pest Conf. 9:38-42.

Mott, D. F. 1985. Dispersing blackbird-starling roosts with helium-filled balloons. Proc. East. Wildl. Damage Control Conf. 2:156-162.

Neff, J. A., and R. T. Mitchell. 1955. The rope firecracker; a device to protect crops from bird damage. US Dep. Agric. Fish Wildl. Serv., Wildl. Leaflet No. 365. 8 pp.

Schmidt, R. H., and R. J. Johnson. 1983. Bird dispersal recordings - an overview. Pages 43-65 in D. E. Kaukeinen, ed. Vertebr. Pest Control Manage. Materials, 4th Symp. ASTM STP 817, Am. Soc. for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia.

US Fish and Wildlife Service. 1978. Controlling blackbird/starling roosts by dispersal. Publ. ADC 103. US Dep. Agric., Washington, DC. 4 pp.


Scott E. Hygnstrom; Robert M. Timm; Gary E. Larson

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Cooperative Extension Division Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Nebraska -Lincoln

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