In the United States, blackbirds and starlings are abundant and widely distributed, with their winter population believed to be between 750 million and 1 billion. They are often associated with problems including agricultural and property damage and human health and safety concerns. Integrated management solutions to address problems may include habitat manipulation, dispersal techniques, population management, and innovative approaches and tools generated by research.
Blackbirds and starlings are the most abundant bird types in North America >>More
Blackbird/Starling Conflicts with People
Blackbirds and starlings congregate in large flocks and may be involved in conflict situations on farms and in urban/suburban areas >>More
Blackbird/Starling Assistance from Wildlife Services State Offices
WS personnel assist communities, ranchers, farmers, municipalities and others in resolving problems >>More
Research - Developing Science-Based Solutions to Blackbird/Starling Conflicts
WS researchers seek science-based solutions to protect crops and other resources from blackbirds and starlings. >>More