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National Wildlife Control Training Program vol. 1.

Magpie Control

Scientific Name Magpie. Photo by NebraskaLand Magazine

Black-billed magpie, Pica pica

Yellow-billed magpie, Pica nuttalli

Biology

 

Sign

 

Damage

  • Pick open wounds on livestock;
  • eat poultry and game bird eggs and young;
  • eat almonds, corn, melons...

Solutions

Habitat Modification

  • Netting can be installed to exclude them from unwanted area.

Repellents

  • pyrotechnics, scarecrows, propane cannon, human activity as repellents;

Trapping

  • Trapping is an option with appropriate permits.

Shooting

  • Shooting is an option with appropriate permits.

Toxicants

 

 

Diseases-Safety

 

Legal Issues

 

Living With Magpies

 

Publications & Resources

 

News

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