Bird control licences

Bird control licences – Secretary of State seeks evidence regarding impacts of licensing changes, via public consultation. Pest controllers urged to contribute.

Following the revocation of 3 bird control general licences by Natural England, this call for evidence seeks views on the use of general licences for the management of certain wild birds. This is an opportunity for those involved in bird control to contribute directly to the DEFRA consultation. Those involved in bird control need to…

General licences for bird control

Natural England revokes three general licences for controlling certain wild birds as of Thursday 25 April 2019

Natural England revokes three general licences for controlling certain wild birds as of Thursday 25 April 2019 These licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds including several members of the crow family, Canada goose, some gulls and pigeons. The change follows a legal challenge to the way the licences have been issued, which could…

Gulls

Gulls are our Pest of the Month for January. Smaller pest species of gull such as the Common Gull & Black Headed Gull can reach up to 42cm (16.5 inches) in length and 480g (16oz) in weight. Whilst the larger Herring, Lesser & Greater Black Backed Gulls can reach up to 78cm (30 inches) in…