Falconry is the 4000 year old art of hunting with a trained bird of prey.
Falconry-Based Bird Control is not Falconry, rather it borrows some of the same techniques to provide a sustainable and ecologically mindful solution to your pest problem.
There are other ways to scare off nuisance birds without raptors, however none of them are as immediate, effective, and environmentally sustainable as falconry-based bird control.
Royal Canadian Falconry uses nature's own instincts in order to deter problem birds by using the real threat of an apex predator to haze, harass, and chase nuisance birds out of a human environment.
Repetitive and predictable pest-control methods just don't work!
Falconry based bird abatement is far more discrete than propane bangers and pyrotechnics which disrupt neighbours and that birds are bound to become desensitized to.
We are an effective deterrent solution for just about any problem and offer FREE consultations.
Pest-birds can carry zoonotic diseases, meaning they can be passed to people and cause severe illness. Birds such as gulls, geese, and particularly pigeons are notorious common carriers of disease and unfortunately are frequently found congregating in human spaces in large numbers.
Not only is disease a major risk to workers, but the highly acidic and corrosive feces of nuisance birds can cause irreversible damage to property. We have seen first hand the damage that can be done to buildings, solar panels, and vehicles. The corrosive effects can even continue after the feces have been removed.
Nests in infrastructure can pose a fire hazard and can also negatively impact air quality, particularly when they are near HVAC equipment venting air into buildings.
There is also the real risk of people being chased, bomb dived, or swooped at by angry and hormonal nesting geese and gulls in the spring time.
This poses a major health and safety risk to workers and patrons and can result in illness, time off work, injuries workers compensation claims, and lost revenue.
If left unmanaged your pest-bird problem can exponentially grow. Within a few short years a hundred nuisance birds can quickly turn into thousands of birds spreading disease, damaging property, and diving at and injuring customers and employees.
We have specialized training and licenses including;
- Registered Veterinary Technician
- Advanced Wildlife Technician
- Hunter's Safety Education
- General Falconry License
- Small Game License
- Migratory Bird License
- Fur Trapper's License
- Working at Heights
- Elevated Work Platform Safety Training
- Man-lift Operator License
- as well as site specific training for many large industrial companies
Our methods incorporate a variety of methods ranging from the use of highly trained raptors, to pyrotechnics, exclusion netting, trapping, shooting and the use of trained working dogs. We have successfully abated:
- Cedar waxwings
Some of our clients have included:
- Concert Venues
- Orchards & Vineyards
- Solar Farms
- Industrial Rooftops
- Water Filtration Plants
- Oil Refineries
There are multiple species of gull that can be found native to Ontario but the two most prevalent are the Ring-billed gull and the larger Herring gull. Gulls are protected by the Ministry of Environment and so we strictly operate under federally issued permit to abate these species. Every March thousands of migratory gulls return to their nesting grounds from the year before. These sea birds exist in colonies of great numbers and we often find ourselves being overrun by hundreds to sometimes even thousands of nests.
This nuisance bird tends to congregate near food sources, on roof tops, and near water fronts. This brazen species will even dive at patrons and steal food right off of their plate! If left unmanaged, within a few short years those hundreds of birds can easily turn into thousands of gulls diving at employees and patrons as they try to defend their nesting ground or snag an easy meal.
Pigeons are an unprotected species that often congregate in highly urbanized areas. They roost over restaurants, inside equestrian facilities and in parking garages. Their feces are highly corrosive and have even been known to ruin the paint on cars. Of all of the species we abate, they carry the most zoonotic diseases with over 110 reported diseases that they can infect humans with.
Pigeons have even been known to flock towards food sources and can become quite aggressive in urban areas where they are desensitized to the presence of humans. They do not migrate out of Ontario over the winter months, making them a particularly stubborn problem species to abate.
The unofficial mascot of Canada could arguably be the Canada Goose. Known for their aggressive nature and lack of manners, there have been many 'funny' viral videos circulating the internet of nesting geese attacking unsuspecting people. However, this is no laughing matter when it's your workers or customers being bombarded. It is a common sight to see a goose hissing and lunging unprovoked at patrons simply trying to go about their day. An adult goose has the ability to seriously injure a person.
Canada geese are a species protected by the Ministry of Environment and so we strictly operate under permit in order to abate this pest species. Using trained dogs, hazing and nest disruption we are able to convince the pest geese that your property is not an ideal nesting ground to encourage them to move on.
European Starlings are an aggressively invasive species that were introduced to North America in 1890. Starting with a mere 60 individuals, they have multiplied to an estimated over 750 million today! These loud and destructive species travel in large flocks containing thousands of birds, and when they descend onto farmer's fields they can decimate the crops. They can be deterred using a combination of techniques ranging from falconry-based bird control, to exclusion netting installation and trapping.