Falconry is the age old sport of hunting with birds of prey, with its roots in medieval times.
Here, at Hawkeye Bird Control, we offer a proactive falconry program that is both humane and highly effective at cotnrolling pest birds. We use birds of prey as an environmentally friendly way of controlling the behavioural patterns of pest bird species such as pigeons, gulls, starlings and sparrows.
When dealing with large numbers of pest birds, birds of prey offer faster and longer lasting results than methods such as killing/shooting. Using Falconry works for controlling birds for many situations including; airport bird strike safety, industrial building infestations/nesting, reducing crop damage from bird feeding, unsanitary areas from excessive bird droppings, landfills, recreational areas and more.
Watch Falconer Dan Frankian and our harris hawk "Clara" in action at a local landfill
Falconry takes advantage of the natural relationship between bird predators and their prey. Falconry raptors are trained to scare and chase pest birds. The pest birds learn quickly that the area is no longer safe. Using falconry for bird control is quicker and lasts longer in comparison to other 'scare' methods inlcuding noise makers, shooting, and trapping.
The art of falconry is well over two thousand years old, and the way nature intended bird & animal populations to be regulated.