WR23062Applications of chemical bird repellents for crop and resource protection: a review and synthesis
Non-lethal repellents are needed to protect agricultural crops and valued resources from damages caused by some wild birds worldwide. We systematically searched scientific publications, patents and product registrations to develop a current review and synthesis regarding chemical bird repellents for wildlife researchers, ecologists, managers and conservationists. We then developed a comparative ‘index of success’ associated with each tested bird repellent for the future research and development of chemical bird repellents. Photograph by Dr. Scott Werner (USDA National Wildlife Research Center)..