Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

October 1973


Bird problems are much easier to solve if information is available on the behavior of the birds involved. Banding, color-marking, and visual observations have provided only general information on the behavior of problem birds. In order to continuously monitor the activities of birds causing problems, personnel in our Bioelectronics Unit and I developed a radiotelemetry system. A. Lawrence Kolz, George W. Corner, Erwin W. Pearson, and Richard E. Johnson of the Bioelectronics Unit provided the knowledge of electronics and many days of tedious work necessary to develop this system.