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Laboratory studies were conducted to establish the effective repellency concentration (ECR) of Bird Shield Repellent(TM) on mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) and domestic geese for fresh water impoundments. Six concentrations of the repellent compound, ranging from 90 ppm to 2,890 ppm, were placed in small ponds in 2 aviaries and bird behavior monitored for 7 days. Concentrations <360 ppm did not limit either of the test species' activities (drinking or bathing) in the impoundments. Concentration >725 ppm precluded most activity after an initial exposure. Dissolved oxygen tended to decrease after an initial rise and pH increased slightly. Impoundments became discolored with higher concentrations of the repellents' methyl anthranilate precipitates in 24 hr.