"I am very pleased with Bird Gard and would not hesitate to recom- mend it to other grape growers."
Dr Gary Pavlis, Rutgers University, Cooperative Extension
New Brunswick, NJ
“We have approximately 30 acres of Chambourcin and Chancellor red varieties in production. Last year’s yield was down 50% (due to bird damage). This year the harvest was virtually left undamaged due to Bird Gard. The neighboring vineyard also noticed there were no birds on his property when Bird Gard was in use, attesting to the effectiveness of your device. I am very pleased with Bird Gard and would not hesitate to recommend it to other grape growers.”
“Our program has been doing berry crop research at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center since 1992. We have over 12 acres of berry trials. Individual experiments range in size from 1/3 to 1 acre. It’s very important for us to pick all the fruit produced, allowing for accurate measurements of treatment effects on yield. Bird control is thus very important. We have been using Bird Gard electronic bird control products for over ten years and have been very pleased with how we can successfully prevent bird depredation and how the company has worked with us to target specific species. Bird Gard is now the only electronic bird control product we use in our research trials!“
Dr. Bernadine Stik, Professor and Berry Research Leader, Oregon State University
“From the start of bird control with distress calls with Bird Gard, crows virtually abandoned 2 almond orchards in Yolo County and remained away from 3 other almond orchards in Sutter County. Damage decreased at all sites compared. Almond losses ranged from $22/acre to $138/acre compared to $46/acre to $1,015/acre the previous year. The decrease in damage represented significant dollar savings of $998, $3,642, and $5,914 for the three individual orchards.”
“The bio-acoustic [Bird Gard] products were completely effective at keeping birds out of pecan groves when used consistently. Grower #1 estimates his losses to bird damage were in excess of $300 per acre last year and zero this year in the block protected by the Bird Gard unit. Grower #2 reported comparable results. Based on the results of this study we can conclude the Bird Gard bio-acoustic bird repellent products are an effective and economical means to eliminate bird damage to pecan growing operations. Efficacy in eliminating bird damage with other crops should be expected.”
“After 14 years of bird damage, this year I harvested an additional 6-8 tons of blueberries on five acres thanks to the Bird Gard.”
“The trials with Bird Gard in sweet cherries were very successful. The orchard manager indicated he harvested the largest crop he can remember. Typically that block had suffered 40%-50% crop loss each season.”
“Our technician was finding 10-20% damaged fruit (peaches) each harvest. Soon after we installed Bird Gard, our percentage of bird damaged fruit dropped substantially to 2-3%.”
“Bird Gard’s performance was very impressive and we are pleased with the results. It does a good job of scaring birds in our vineyards and it also does a good job of attracting predators. During the growing season a Red Tailed Hawk lived near the vineyard. More than once I saw the hawk actively looking for distressed birds when the distress call sounded,”
“I was particularly interested in the fact that there was minimal damage on the non-harvested buffer blueberry bushes, even though berries remained on these bushes until they dropped naturally,”
“I utilized Bird Gard on a commercial farm to protect the wine grape cultivars ‘Merlot’ and ‘Cabernet Franc’. Both the grower and I were impressed that your device appeared to significantly lower bird pressure on this planting.”
Electronic Bird Control
Bird Gard units are designed to effectively and permanently remove pest birds from electrical substations and power generations plants. A built in microprocessor in our electronic bird control units continually randomizes the order the sounds play and the relative pitch of each bird sound to give the impression many birds are in distress in the Bird Gard protected area. This random technology prevents pest birds from becoming habituated and keeps nuisance birds away from electrical equipment and power generation plants year-round.
Which Bird Gard Should I Buy?
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