Bird Resources

Bird_Guide_Cover_Image.jpgSupporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds Resource

Today farmers who are masters at IPM—Integrated Pest Management—are using ecological pest-control strategies that include birds. They understand that the overwhelming majority of songbirds are beneficial during nesting season because they feed pest insects to their voracious nestlings. With this publication, we are spreading the knowledge of how all farmers can make the most of birds on their farms.

 

 

 


Watch: Virtual Field Day - Blue Heron Farms

Join farmers, avian ecologists, researchers and conservationists virtually for a discussion on practices that support beneficial birds and manage pest birds. Dennis Tamura and Lori Perry, and their crew from the Santa Cruz area and from the Jalisco and Michoacan regions of Mexico, raise 20 acres of organic vegetables and flowers on a farm surrounded by live oaks. 


Watch: Virtual Field Day - Medlock Ames Vineyard

Join co-founder and winemaker, Ames Morison, avian ecologists and researchers in the virtual field for a discussion on practices that support beneficial birds and manage pest birds.

 


Watch: Virtual Field Day - Davis Ranches

Join Emily Reinhart of Davis Ranches along with avian ecologists and researchers in the virtual field for a discussion on practices that support beneficial birds and manage pest birds.

 


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eOrganic Webinar: Supporting Beneficial Birds and Managing Pest Birds

This webinar describes how beneficial birds can help farmers keep pest insects, rodents, and pest birds at bay. They act the same way that beneficial insects do in helping with pest control. The overwhelming majority of songbirds are beneficial during nesting season because they feed pest insects to their voracious nestlings. 

 


Beneficial Bird Multimedia Platform

This platform is an online resource that gives farmers practical tools for implementation, inspiring stories, and the opportunity to support birds on farms. Each tab highlights how birds can be used for pest control on the farm.

 

 


Farmer Success Video Stories

We've compiled several stories and created videos to illustrate innovative practices that farmers are employing to attract beneficial birds to their farms. You can view the video stories on this page or learn more about each farm on our StoryMap.