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Syncrude found guilty in duck deaths

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Canadian company Syncrude Canada LTD. has been on trial recently over the death of 1,600 migratory ducks at a treatment pond in 2008, today, the judge ruled they were indeed responsible for the deaths, charging that the company had failed to implement plans to protect wildlife. From Reuters:

ST. ALBERT, Alberta, June 25 (Reuters) – A judge found Syncrude Canada Ltd, Canada’s largest oil sands producer, guilty on Friday in the deaths of 1,600 ducks that landed on a toxic Northern Alberta tailings pond in 2008, ruling the company should have had deterrents in place.

Syncrude faces maximum penalties of C$500,000 for provincial charges and C$300,000 under federal charges in the case, which crystallized international concern about the environmental impact of developing Canada’s vast oil sands, the largest crude oil source outside the Middle East.

Alberta Provincial Court Judge Ken Tjosvold ruled the company failed to take necessary steps to keep the waterfowl away from the tailings pond at its Aurora mine in April 2008.

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How Birds See the World

Monday, June 21st, 2010

How Birds See the World

By: Dr Rob Fergus

Whether you have a problem with a bird, or just enjoy birds and want to know more about them, it can be useful and enlightening to explore the world form their point of view.  The way different birds actually see the world makes a big difference in how they interact with people and our world.  Knowing how birds see and interact with the world around them can help us avoid conflicts with birds and better direct our efforts to create a world that is acceptable and beneficial for both birds and people.

Bird Vision

First of all, when we’re talking about how birds see the world, we really are interested in how birds see.  Birds are very visual creatures.  What they see helps determine how they interact with the world around them—including us!  In some ways, birds see the world very differently than humans do.  It isn’t a stretch to say that they are living in a completely different world when it comes to how much of the world they see and how it looks to them.



Bird-B-Gone University – Summer Class Added

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Summer Class Added for Bird-B-Gone University in Southern California

Be a part of this FREE, hands-on course in the basics of success in bird control – become a Bird-B-Gone authorized installer.

The next scheduled class is Monday, July 19th 2010. Classes are held at the Bird-B-Gone facility in Santa Ana, California.

Bird-B-Gone University is a free training course on the basics of bird control designed for pest control professionals.

The all-day course includes:

  • Bird Control Products – Basics for Success
  • How to Market / Make a Profit in Bird Control
  • An Interactive Course – Small Class Sizes
  • Hands-On / How to Install Products
  • Quoting Bird Jobs
  • How to Hang Netting
  • How to Avoid Problems

Learn from a company who supports you!Bird net install Bird-B-Gone actively promotes their line of professional bird control products, and puts a heavy emphasis on marketing. This marketing generates leads for residential, commercial and industrial “bird jobs”. We pass these leads on to our Authorized Installers – we help you get the job! Class starts at 8 a.m. -  free lunch is served!Classes fill up quickly, so contact Chris Fields today at 1-800-392-6915 or email chris@birdbgone.com.


Bird-B-Gone Hires an Ornithologist

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

From PCT Online:

Bird-B-Gone has added an ornithologist to its team of bird control specialists to help customers tackle tough bird problems.

“Ask the Bird Expert” will be a helpful new tool in the bird control industry. Having the insight of an ornithologist will close the gap between the science of nature, and the nature of bird control.

Dr. Rob Fergus is an ornithologist who specializes in urban ecology and human/wildlife interactions. Fergus received his Ph.D. in urban bird conservation from the University of Texas at Austin. After founding the Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory in Austin, Texas he created additional bird conservation programs in Austin as the first executive director of the 2,500 member Travis Audubon Society.  In 2004 he moved to suburban Philadelphia where he was the Senior Scientist for Urban Bird Conservation at the National Audubon Society until 2009.  In addition to researching and consulting on human/bird interactions in cities across the United States, Latin America, and Europe, Dr. Fergus currently teaches at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. and Rosemont College in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Ask This Old House Reviews The Bird Spider

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Ask This Old House – sister show of the T.V. classic This Old House Recently reviewed our Bird Spider on a What is It? segment of the show. What is it? is a part of the show when viewers can send in unusual looking products to see if the team of hosts can figure out what it is or does:

“Ask This Old House is seeking unusual-looking objects. Got a strange tool or product related to home improvement? Now is your chance to stump the guys!”

The hosts at Ask This Old House have a little fun with our admitedly unusual looking product, starting with guesses on what it actually is used for, and then go into an explanation.

The Bird Spider is a visual bird deterrent that uses motion to keep large pest birds such as pigeons, seagulls, crows and cormorants off of boats, docks, pilings, air conditioning units, chimney caps, patio furniture, pool areas, light fixtures and more.  We were very pleased that Ask This Old House chose the Bird Spider for review, and even happier that a customer out there sent it in. Thank You!!



Pest Bird Problem? Ask an Ornithologist

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

New Feature on Bird-B-Gone Website allows customers to ask an Ornithologist about their pest bird problems.

Mission Viejo CA – Bird-B-Gone, Inc, leading manufacturer of professional bird control products would like to announce an exciting new feature to their website – “Ask the Bird Expert”. Bird-B-Gone has added an Ornithologist to their team of bird control specialists to help customers tackle tough bird problems. Ornithology is the study of birds, adding a scientist to the team will ensure that Bird-B-Gone customers are receiving the best advice available when it comes to deterring birds from commercial, industrial or residential settings.

“Ask the Bird Expert” will be a helpful new tool in the bird control industry. Having the insight of an ornithologist will close the gap between the science of nature, and the nature of bird control. Customers posting questions will receive answers from a PHD in Ornithology on a variety of topics including bird control, bird behavior and more. The new page will have a “Meet the Ornithologist” section with a bio, list of qualifications and an archive of previously asked questions and answers. “Ask the Expert” is just one of the many free resources Bird-B-Gone offers to their customers. With over 60 years of combined hands on experience from the Bird-B-Gone team, “Ask the Bird Expert” is a natural addition to the Bird-B-Gone website.

About: At Bird-B-Gone it’s our expertise, training and customer service that set us apart. Our high quality bird control products carry the longest industry guarantees, and are proudly made in the United States.

Visit the “Ask the Bird Expert” today at http://www.birdbgone.com/ask-the-expert/blog or call us at 1-800-392-6915 for more information.

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