Birds
of Prey

Our birds of prey services are completely humane methods of bird control, but act as incredibly effective deterrents.

Birds of Prey Services

This service uses hawks and /or falcons to deter nuisance birds. A bird of prey is a natural threat to pigeons and gulls, so their presence will deter nuisance birds from your location. This natural instinct to avoid predators is used in our bird management programmes to change the patterns of behaviour in the targeted species.

Nuisance birds often have a habituated behaviour in an area that puts them into conflict, whether that be roosting, feeding, or nesting etc. We use their natural instinct to avoid predatory birds to change these patterns of behaviour, by implementing a programme of intensive visits flying our birds of prey that force them to change their habits. Then, when these habits have changed, visits are reduced but a presence maintained as part of a managed programme to prevent the nuisance birds from coming back.

Benefits of Falconry Response

  • Doesn’t interfere with the structure or look of the building like proofing can
  • Is always effective, birds never ignore our hawks or falcons
  • Viewed positively by staff and community as a green option
  • Enables removal of birds WITHOUT KILLING THEM
  • Can be used alongside proofing/scaring etc. to maximize effect

The Birds of Prey

Enviropest’s birds of prey are trained purely for the purpose of bird control; they are not show birds or pets. Just as you wouldn’t or couldn’t use a guide dog for sniffing out explosives you can’t use a bird of prey that isn’t trained for the job. At Enviropest, our birds are trained from a young age so they are used to the environment in which they will work. Each species of bird of prey has different characteristics and will be more suitable for specific projects.

Still picture of a bird of prey used by Enviropest

Harris Hawks

The Harris Hawk is naturally designed to be highly manoeuvrable, making it ideal for urban areas such as city centres and warehouses. They can even be flown indoors; for example, in plane hangars.

Pictured is “Sky”, a young female of 20 months old.

Picture of one of the birds of prey used by Enviropest in their pest control

Falcons

The Falcon is the ultimate bird hunter. The Peregrine is, in fact, the fastest living thing!

Falcons strike fear into birds, making them very effective. Because they are very ariel in flight, covering large distances, they can disperse birds from a large area making them ideal for airfields, waste sites and industrial sites.

Still picture of a bird of prey used by Enviropest

The Chilean Blue Eagle (or the Black Chested Buzzard Eagle)

This is Lola and she is 2 years old, with a wing span of between one and a half metres and two metres. Her size makes her suitable for, primarily, the control of Canada Geese.

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