Suggested Solutions for Farmers - Deterring Migratory Birds
Migratory birds are federally protected by the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and its regulations. It is illegal to kill, disturb or destroy migratory birds, their nest or eggs, except under authority of a permit. Permits for addressing agricultural damage or danger to livestock can be obtained from the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) of Environment Canada electronically at , or via the permits office at 905-336-4464 or email@example.com. There is no fee for damage or danger permits. Additionally, local legislation may prohibit the use of firearms or excessive noise and light as deterrents.
Prevention is always the most effective method and most deterrent techniques work best when part of a comprehensive plan. Enhancing biosecurity on the farm is the best method to reduce the risk of pathogen transfer from wild birds.
For more information regarding management techniques for migratory birds, please contact the Canadian Wildlife Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (905) 336-4464.
If you come across a single large bird or at least three smaller birds that are sick or dead, notify the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at 1-866-673-4781.
For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300