Bird-X Helps Audubon’s Annual Christmas Bird Count Stay on Track – How This Company Humanely Deters Birds

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Each year, the National Audubon Society conducts a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere. Unlike other bird control techniques that involve toxic and lethal chemicals, traps, and more, Bird-X uses humane methods to keep problem areas free of birds by safely deterring them to other locations. This keeps the census numbers stable.

Through the 19th century, Americans participated in Christmas “side hunt” traditions, which involved competing to see how many birds one could kill. In 1990, the founder of the Audubon Society (formerly Bird-Lore), ornithologist Frank Chapman suggested a better idea – counting birds instead of killing them. The tradition began that Christmas Day, and the Annual Christmas Bird Count has continued ever since. Results provide data on bird species and locations, and compliment Breeding Bird Surveys as well.

With many different methods of lethally ridding homes, farms, and corporate grounds of pest birds, this count can be skewed, especially in smaller towns and cities where a small loss of birds can still look like a huge dent in last year’s numbers. Even pesticides meant for other species can kill birds, reports the American Bird Conservancy. By using humane bird deterrents like physical barriers, sound deterrents, and more, birds are safely deterred and continue living, breeding, and contributing to their ecosystem. Bird-X also manufactures pest animal and insect deterrents that are also humane and nontoxic.

Bird-X, the humane bird deterrent company, has a variety of humane physical barriers and electronic deterrent devices to keep any area, indoors or outdoors, completely free of birds. Birds are unable to land on ledges and roofs due to the uneven landing surfaces that stainless steel or plastic bird spikes create, and can be conditioned by naturally recorded predator bird cries to seek safer land with the help of sonic devices. Keep birds away without harmful chemicals or dangerous traps, and keep yearly bird counts untainted by lethal bird and pest control methods.

Bird-X, Inc. has spent over 50 years protecting public areas from over 60 bird-spread transmissible diseases. The leading international brand of humane bird control solutions, this Chicago-based company manufactures a complete line of unique bird control products, protecting the health of humans, wildlife, and the environment by deterring birds from unwanted areas without harming them.

For information on any of Bird-X’s humane pest control products, please call customer service at (800) 662-5021.

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