Accession Number:

ADA218043

Title:

Birds in Human Modified Environments and Bird Damage Control: Social, Economic, and Health Implications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

192.0

Abstract:

This report provides a perspective of birds in society and science, provides a descriptive survey of conflicts, problems and economic losses that birds have caused humans, examines potential health and disease risks from birds, identifies tha state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies in bird management and control, and provides an extensive and diverse bibliography. Bird control is a very sensitive public and political issue. The social, scientific, and economic importance of birds must be understood, considered, and realistically appraised whenever a bird management program is planned, developed, and implemented. In any bird control program, all potential environmental concerns or ecological impacts should be thoroughly assessed by qualified personnel, especially when toxins or other chemical compounds are used.

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE