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Proceedings Ninth Bird Control Seminar, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, October 4-6, 1983. Ed. William B. Jackson and Beth Jackson Dodd


Copyright (c) 1983 William A. Erickson


We would like to share with you some of the bird problems that have been encountered here on the BGSU campus. Pigeons have been a chronic problem over the years. Early attempts were made to reduce numbers with toxic perches, by trapping, and with strychnine-treated whole corn. Periodically, other species, particularly starlings, blackbirds, and sparrows, also have been a nuisance. Control efforts have been sporadic and localized over the years, due in large part to lack of funding for pestbird- control on campus.