Pest Birds Cost Crops Big

Agricultural crops are damaged worldwide by pest birds. Globally speaking, the most common agricultural pest birds include pigeonscrows, gullsstarlings, blackbirds, sparrows, grackles, geese, and woodpeckers, as well as common mynas, noisy miners, the white ibis, the bulbul, and many more. Every country faces individual bird challenges when it comes to agriculture, as birds are naturally drawn to food supplies and can quickly devestate crops.

farm field can use pest control  greenhouse uses irri-tape  irri-tape used to protect vineyard trees  bird netting protects blueberries

Besides reduced yield, widespread damage can leave agricultural crops unsalable.

  • Pest birds eat grain crops including corn, rice, wheat, rye, and most others
  • Crows, blackbirds, and starlings eat all kinds of fruits including grapes, blueberries, cherries, apples, stone fruits etc.
  • Pigeons and doves destroy legumes
  • Pest birds and rodents eat newly-seeded and emergent crops
  • Cormorants, heron, and other fish-eating birds reduce yields at fish farms