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This paper reports progress on an investigation of a variety of bird deterrent techniques on landfill sites. The objective of the study is to develop and test integrated bird management strategies for use on landfills, both close to airports and elsewhere. The first phase of the study is designed to evaluate individual techniques such as distress calls, pyrotechnics, falcons etc. to determine efficacy, time to habituation and differences in effectiveness for different pest bird species. Once the most promising techniques are identified they will be combined into integrated programs and tested long term on a various landfill sites across the UK.