Spring is in the air and flowers are in bloom. When this time of year comes around, it’s important to prepare for birds to return from migration. When considering how to deter birds this spring, the initial steps are to understand what birds do in spring and what type of spring birds to expect.
What Do Birds Do In Spring?
As plants begin to bud, it’s not just farmers that get excited. Birds are back from migration and they’re looking for a snack. In spring, birds are looking to eat:
If you are growing crops on a large scale, or only a few vegetables in the backyard – expect visits from feasting spring birds. Securing a spot with a consistent food source leads to birds roosting and nesting.
What Spring Birds to Expect
The weather warming up is an open invitation for birds to return from migration. There are hundreds of species that participate in migrating south for the winter. Some species you can expect to see back include:
Tip: Different birds may be larger or more aggressive than others. So, it’s critical to know what types of spring birds you’ll be dealing with before putting prevention methods in place.
How to Deter Birds in Spring
While spring birds are on the mind, non-migratory birds can still be a problem for your property as well. Here are some non-harmful ways to prevent birds from hanging around this spring:
- Scarecrows. Building a sturdy 3-foot tall scarecrow is a classic tactic to scare birds, while also reusing old material or clothing.
- Bird netting. Protect your crops from feasting spring birds with various forms of netting.
- Fishing line. Birds fear what they can’t see. Hanging invisible wire above your plants will prevent birds from the area.
- Predator statues. A natural predator of small birds, like an owl, can appear to have staked claim to the space.
- Liquid bird repellent. Easy to apply, long-lasting spray or fog can protect your garden through any weather without harming the product.
Prepare to regularly relocate decoys. Birds are smart creatures and will catch on to standstill objects and no longer fear them.
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