We Bring Our Trained Hunting Team To You

Our birds are trained to work as a team with us to solve your pest bird problems.

Do you have a pest problem

Any time there are resources such as shelter, food, water or safety, groups of pest birds will utilize that area. They usually will cause disturbance to tenants, customers or employees. When the birds are creating a health hazard, disrupting business, destroying property, or all of the above, some form of pest control will have to be considered. Nest building, defecation, foliage consumption, noise disturbance and property erosion are all problems caused by prey birds.

Our effective solution

Each property is unique and requires creative problem solving techniques to negatively impact the pest birds. We bring our team of hawks or falcons to the properties we service. We release them to patrol the property, either flying from perch to perch, or soaring high above claiming the territory below as theirs. The hawks & falcons are controlled by us and our commands and we can direct them into crowded, enclosed or compact areas the pest birds once felt safe & protected.

Why does abatement work

Birds such as starlings, sparrows and pigeons are on every predatory bird’s menu, so when a hawk is on site, they want to be gone. Coots, gulls and crows are also heavily impacted by hawks and falcons, and they are uncomfortable to reside or rest in an area a predator has been seen frequenting. We are simply using nature for what it was intended for. We choreograph the best time and place for the predator to be on site to solve the pest bird problem naturally.

We are 100% environmentally friendly

We replace all other methods of pest control with safe, natural methods. Toxins used for pest control have been wreaking havoc on the environment for decades, some forms can be blamed for single handedly causing near extinction of many species of animals. Hawks and falcons are natural predators of prey birds, we simply harness that natural relationship between predator and prey and enforce it in a specified area. The beautiful thing about abatement is the raptor is enjoying herself by flying free, spreading her wings, and exercising her instincts. It’s what she would be doing naturally! She is happy to work with her falconer to earn rewards for doing her ‘job’. Once she has flown the property and cleared it of any pests, she swoops down to her handler and returns home. There are no lasting effects, no nets or spikes, no cannons or whistlers, no fake owls, just using nature the way it was intended. Stop worrying about pest control solutions and leave it to the pros.

Why the predator / prey relationship works

Prey animals work in groups. Everything from their feather coloration, their vocalization, their nest building techniques, their feeding patterns and of course, the problems they cause, are all based on what the group does. If one bird, called a ‘scout’, finds a new area which holds a potential resource, ‘food’, ‘water’, or ‘shelter’, they will invite their friends. Of course one bird is not a problem, and even a small group usually will not cause a significant amount of damage… but when distant relatives, friends of friends and eventually, young begin showing up, that’s when the problem becomes noticeable.
Once a bird establishes itself in an area, it becomes very difficult to eradicate. If an individual bird or nest is destroyed, there will be another one to fill its place. Any decoy predators become non-threatening once the prey birds realize they are immobile. Poisons leave negative lasting effects not only on the prey species, but also on the predators which consume them. The death of one simply creates a void to be filled by another. The key is to change the minds of existing birds that their once safe-haven has become a threat to their survival, and they will leave and pass the message along to the rest. We do this by introducing a predator.
Our hawks are trained to patrol an area and their constant presence at that site is what leaves a lasting impression on your problem birds. Our hawks and falcons will pursue the problem birds until they leave the property at which time they are left alone. If the problem bird returns, it is chased again and the cycle continues until they decide to cease returning. Prey animals have extensive communication abilities, the essentials being “where are resources” and “where are threats”. We want the prey birds to be communicating “threats” pertaining to your property instead of “resources”.

The history of abatement and who can benefit

Falconry for pest bird abatement is used for many commercial properties with pest bird problems. It became popular when airport runways called for a unique solution to their migrant bird problem. Large migrating birds, such as geese, were causing constant issues for incoming and outgoing air traffic by littering runways and flying in front of airplanes. The falcon was enlisted to clear the pest birds for air traffic and the method worked so quickly and effectively, bird abatement using falcons and hawks can now be found on large and small scales worldwide, including many airport runways still today!

Bird abatement specialists focus on any commercial, industrial, public or private properties including airport runways, golf courses, landfills, hotels, apartment complexes, strip malls, outdoor malls, high rises, restaurants, resorts, parks, wildlife sanctuaries (that’s right!), and schools… to name a few. These properties will usually have one or more “resources” prey birds need to survive: water, food, shelter or a large area to congregate safely.

What happens behind the scenes?

Each bird is acquired as a youngster, raised with its family, to begin training once it is independent and ready to fly. First the trust is earned by handling the new bird delicately, patiently and lovingly. The relationship is not forced, it must be built slowly. Day by day, trust is earned, the hawk or falcon exhibits new levels of comfort with their handler. They begin with small steps to the glove for a reward, to small hops, to small flights. Eventually, maybe after a month, the bird is ready for it’s first free flight, the moment you know the bird is capable of flying away forever but she decides to return instead.
From there, day by day, training continues, building strength, confidence, and an understanding of what is asked from her. She learns to follow commands and cues, where to perch, things to be fearful of (electrical poles, dangerous dogs, etc.) and things to trust (people, safe perches, etc.), which birds to chase and which to watch out for. The birds each have their own personalities and quirks, they are all so different. No matter the personality, with time and patience, a good falconry/abatement bird is formed from an unsure fledgling seeing the world for the first time to a confident predator ready to take charge.
Our birds are flying freely, and susceptible to the dangers of the world. When they become ill or injured, we provide them with the care they will need to recover fully. We don’t put them away after work and forget about them. They need constant care, attention and exercise mentally and physically. They live with us, travel with us, and are part of our family. We love them, they make us laugh and they drive us crazy. We are lucky and appreciate the joy they bring to our world and we love sharing their beauty with anyone interested in viewing it.