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Rodent-Eating Birds Supported by Nest Boxes, Platforms and Perches
April 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Role of Birds on the Farm Course: Lesson 4 – Rodent-Eating Birds Supported by Nest Boxes, Platforms and Perches
Upon successfully completing this lesson, participants will be able to:
• Understand that raptors can meaningfully reduce rodent pests
• Know a few raptor species that provide natural pest control
• Recommend the best features for a Barn Owl box
• Impress farmers or neighbors with numbers of rodent pests Barn Owls eat
• Recommend the best features for a raptor perch
• Caution about use of rodenticides related to rodent-eating bird health
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