Birds
           By: Montana Weisgerber

List of some types of birds that are pests:

  • Pigeon
  • Gull
  • Sparrow
  • Starling
  • Crow
  • Swallow
  • Grackle
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Goose

Anatomical features

  • The birds structure is highly adapted for flight
  • Birds have more cervical neck vertebrate than other animals
  • Most birds have approximately 175 different muscles
  • Two holes known as the nares lead to the respiratory system on the beak

Damage

  • Pull up corn seedlings
  • Will eat cherries, peaches, and blueberries
  • Dig holes in lawns/gardens
  • In dry years, birds will eat tomatoes and melons

Ways to control birds

  • Visual bird deterrents such as plastic owls, coyotes, or shiny tape
  • Chemical, spray, or compound that smells or tastes bad to birds
  • Sound repellers

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