Birds are not welcome if they damage our fruit, cereal and horticulture crops or cause a general nuisance to humans and our way of life. Pest birds may displace our native species, destroy or damage ecosystems, transmit diseases, or foul homes and infrastructure.
The list of bird species that may in certain situations be considered as pests is extensive. The most common pest species around our homes and other buildings are Pigeons, Starlings, Indian Mynas and Sparrows. Surprisingly many native species can also present themselves as pests, and include Cockatoos and Parrots, even the Emu.
Feral or introduced birds may be controlled without special permission however the control of native species of birds requires a permit, which may be granted according to established criteria. The research links provided below may assist you in determining whether or not your problem with birds falls within the criteria….