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Developing Science-based Solutions to Blackbird and Starling Conflicts

Starling with antenaeWildlife Services' National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) conducts research and investigational activities on a wide variety of wildlife damage issues. NWRC Scientists at the North Dakota Field Station focus much of their efforts on developing methods for management of blackbirds and starlings. WS has contributed research papers and reports to the Management of North American Blackbirds Symposium at The Wildlife Society's 2002 Annual Conference, and the Cattail Management Symposium jointly sponsored by WS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and North Dakota State University in 1992.

Measuring blackbird damage to sunflowers

 Learn more about blackbird and starling research conducted at the North Dakota Field Station

Click here for a 2-page Factsheet on WS NWRC research related to blackbirds and starlings in sunflower, rice and corn fields, feedlots and dairies.

Click here for the 2010 dairy facilities fact sheet.

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