I am a berry farmer in Gardnerville Nevada with 1000 raspberry and blackberry plants.  Every year I have tried methods to control robins and other birds with noise and mylar.  The current best practice is with predatory birds.  I am interested in trying drones, especially with an automated program (unmanned) to start, find/scare birds, and then shutdown just like I would do if I was out in the field directing falcons.  This kind of work may be grant fundable.  Anyone with experience here or interested?

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I really love falconry. I prefer you to get advice from a professional falconry service before starting your work. As I was interested in falconry once, I had a three months training on it and at that time I had contacted Hawkeye wildlife control service for more information. If you need, you can have a look at it - http://www.hawkeye.ca/toronto-falconers-birds-of-prey/falconry-expe...

thanks...controlling robins in our field requires constant patrol since the birds come at all times for a bit of our berries.  While falconry looks very promising and is used by some berry farmers, I think the cost and effort for our farm would be prohibitive.  This is why I am interested in drones.

You need this... I see in any Spanish shop but now I can´t remember

https://youtu.be/K0dqqJA5glM

Jack
I know this thread is very old, but I wanted to share with you that we are working on bird control drones here at Flock Free bird control.
Here is the video of the prototype drone.

https://youtu.be/f-xZLO2friU
This drone will help us keep pressure on the birds while the other control measures begin to work.

We are developing another larger drone to serve a few other needs for agriculture bird control.

Don Wiggins
Flock Free Bird Control solutions
https://flockfree.com
donwiggins@flockfree.com

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