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Bird Control in Scotland - Falconry Response Teams

Falconry response offers a holistic, unique and non-lethal alternative method to remove pest birds from your site.

Eliminate have years of experience in knowing the intricate balance between avian predators and their prey. We can call upon this to great effect in many locations and environments where birds are roosting, nesting or feeding.

How it works?

Introducing the correct type of predator(s) for the pest species that you have on your site will immediately invoke a highly evolved response from the pest species that we are targeting.   Using this at the correct times of the year and the correct times of the day will convince the bird species involved that there is a predator hunting the colony for a meal.  What happens in actual fact is we use a highly trained species-specific raptor to fly amongst the pest birds, this hawk or falcon will not harm the birds in any way but just key into their fear response and give them the belief that they are on the menu.

Training

Our dedicated team of hawking Technicians are handpicked from our existing team of pest Technicians, so are already fully trained pest controllers.   The training involved for one of our team members to become a hawking Technician is in depth and there has to be extreme dedication involved for the individual as this is probably the most difficult part of pest control to master.

A great deal of training goes into our falconry response birds, to make sure their behaviour is conditioned to do exactly what is needed on each individual site. We have a mews (places birds of prey are kept) with at anytime around 20 individual birds that have been trained for the specific tasks at hand.   These range from the smallest merlins and kestrels that would be the natural predators for starlings right up to huge gyr falcon hybrids who are a predator of Northern sea bird colonies.