BIR001: Shooting of Pest Birds

Shooting is used either to directly reduce numbers of pest birds through killing or more commonly as a scaring or dispersal strategy. Shooting may have short-term advantages but the technique is often labour intensive, opportunistic and may have limited value in bird control.

This standard operating procedure (SOP) is a guide only; it does not replace or override the legislation that applies in the relevent state or territory jurisdiction. The SOP should only be used subject to the applicable legal requirements (including OH&S) operating in the relevent jurisdication.

Author Sharp,T.
Year 2012
Pages 6
Notes BIR001
Control method Shooting
Region Australia - national
Links https://www.pestsmart.org.au/animal-welfare/humane-codes/
Documents BIR001: Shooting of pest birds [440 kb PDF]