Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

October 1973


When the question is asked, “Where are we?”, we must compare our progress to where we were in the past or to a goal of the future. When we do this, it is apparent that much has been accomplished during the past ten years, however, the goal of alleviating bird damage to all agricultural crops has not yet been met. We have developed methods to combat crop losses (Avitrol, scaring devices), we know more about bird population dynamics, more about bird behavior and physiology. Yet, there is much more to accomplish, for we have a number of bird crop damage situations that have not yet been solved. Also, there are few answers to the bird roosting problem, and the question of using bird reproductive inhibitors needs to be answered.