Bird Hazing Manual: Techniques and Strategies for Dispersing Birds from Spill Sites


W. Paul Gorenzel and Terrell P. Salmon, Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology University of California, Davis Agriculture and and Natural Resources Publication 21638 ISBN-13:978-1-60107-490-4

This full-color manual gives wildlife specialists a step-by-step guide to dispersing birds from the site of an oil spill so they do not become oiled or contaminated. Sections include a discussion of initial considerations; bird dispersal techniques including auditory, visual, and combination techniques; exclusion deterrents; and suggested hazing techniques.

Also included are an evaluation guide, suggestions on how to format a hazing program, and a guide to materials and supplies. The guide, developed originally for response in California, also includes a brief description of the birds likely to be found in California that could be subject to an oil spill. The general information is relevant to bird hazing anywhere in the world.

UCDavis Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology staff produced this manual in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Spill Prevention and Response.

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