Tag Archive: bird pest control (46)

Birds Well Adapted to Urban Life, but Not Always Welcome

June 17, 2021
It’s not hard to see a dinosaur in this young Canada goose! Did you know that dinosaurs never went extinct? That’s right, we still have dinosaurs today! The first bird, archaeopteryx, evolved over 150 million years ago from dinosaurs closely related to the infamous velociraptor. Raptors looked very different than... Read More

Bird Adaptation to Urban Life: An Unwelcomed Stay

June 17, 2021
It’s not hard to see a dinosaur in this young Canada goose! Did you know that dinosaurs never went extinct? That’s right, we still have dinosaurs today! The first bird, archaeopteryx, evolved over 150 million years ago from dinosaurs closely related to the infamous velociraptor. Raptors looked very different than... Read More

How Birds Impact the Dairy Industry

December 15, 2020
For better and for worse, birds are an important part of agriculture. They eat many insect pests, provide rodent control, and even pollinate some flowers. They also cause a lot of damage by consuming crops and feed and spreading diseases to livestock. For farmers, the risks of certain bird populations... Read More

The Impact of Birds on the Dairy Industry

December 15, 2020
For better and for worse, birds are an important part of agriculture. They eat many insect pests, provide rodent control, and even pollinate some flowers. They also cause a lot of damage by consuming crops and feed and spreading diseases to livestock. For farmers, the risks of certain bird populations... Read More

Pandemics, Birds, and Migration: What You Should Know

December 3, 2020
Covid-19 has upended many aspects of modern human life in ways that are likely to stay with us even after it is gone. But as dramatic as the changes have been, Covid-19 is not a one-of-a-kind event. Covid is a zoonotic disease, meaning it originated in animals and then mutated... Read More

Important Information About Bird Migration and Pandemics

December 3, 2020
Covid-19 has upended many aspects of modern human life in ways that are likely to stay with us even after it is gone. But as dramatic as the changes have been, Covid-19 is not a one-of-a-kind event. Covid is a zoonotic disease, meaning it originated in animals and then mutated... Read More

Why are “Nuisance” Wild Birds Protected?

October 8, 2020
If you have spent any time on a golf course, gone picnicking at a local park or beach, or walked along the shoreline, you may not be surprised to learn that nuisance bird problems are cropping up with increasing intensity across the country. From aggressive geese attacking people and cars,... Read More

“Nuisance” Wild Birds: Why Are They Protected?

October 8, 2020
If you have spent any time on a golf course, gone picnicking at a local park or beach, or walked along the shoreline, you may not be surprised to learn that nuisance bird problems are cropping up with increasing intensity across the country. From aggressive geese attacking people and cars,... Read More

How Drought Affects Birds and Bird Management

September 9, 2020
With the Chicago area experiencing what the weather folks call “abnormally dry” conditions, many people’s thoughts turn first to the state of their lawns. But wildlife of all kinds is affected when drought occurs and extended dry spells can significantly shift the delicate balance of the ecosystem. For birds, drought... Read More

How Drought Stricken Fields Affect Bird Control

September 9, 2020
With the Chicago area experiencing what the weather folks call “abnormally dry” conditions, many people’s thoughts turn first to the state of their lawns. But wildlife of all kinds is affected when drought occurs and extended dry spells can significantly shift the delicate balance of the ecosystem. For birds, drought... Read More