Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Fruit & Nut Trees
When Birds are Pests (page 3 of 3)
by Michael E. Trunko
Keep your cool when dealing with problem birds. All wild birds (except pigeons, English sparrows and starlings) are protected by federal and state laws, so it's illegal to trap, kill or poison them. If your best efforts do not yield some positive results, consult with your U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regional office, a state wildlife officer or your county cooperative extension agent.
Michael E. Trunko coauthored Outsmarting the Birds (Possum Press, 2242 Sourek Trail, Akron, Ohio; $21)
Photography by National Gardening Association