Welcome to Ronin Air Falconry Service (RAFS)  
 
"Chaka" - African Auger Hawk, RAFS lead starling "tackle"
Originating on the edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California, headquartered on North Padre Island in Texas; we specialize in cutting edge environmental bird control techniques. Our main objective and ambition is to provide our environmentally aware clients an alternative to the traditional methodssuch as the use of toxic poisons / chemicals to even the most extreme and severe pest bird infestations and complex environments. These poisons, both passive ( Avitrol " crazy corn ",etc. ) and aggressive ( cyanide, arsenic, strychnine, etc. ) are often illegal in many areas and have terrible secondary effects after entering the food chain. It was DDT and similar chemicals that nearly wiped out the Peregrine Falcon and other raptor species in the 1960's. Even in the most controlled applications, surviving poisoned birds are eaten by not only raptors but every type of predator, resulting in illness, sterility or death. By providing vineyards and the berry industry in California Condor country, we offer agricultural clients a far more effective alternative to shooting toxic lead shot at bird pests. It is a proven fact that a leading cause of death for Condors newly reintroduced in to the wild is the eating of animals and birds previously wounded by lead shot. Our greatest reward in conducting our environmental programs is providing an even more effective and environmentally safe alternative to the traditional methods of bird control: poisoning, shooting and trapping.

RAFS's programs substantially increase worker safety by reducing or eliminating bird feces. Up to 40 diseases known to be contagious to man are transmitted by bird feces, including: Histoplasmosis, cryptococcocus, meningitis, ecoli, salmonella, parrot fever, and Newcastle disease. These are just a few examples of the diseases carried by birds that cause serious illness and even death. Upon successful completion of a RAFS program site, not only is the work site cleaner and safer, but production and efficiency rates increase substantially due to increased worker momentum and morale.

In just 5 years RAFS has developed 3 entirely new falconry bird abatement techniques that had never before been conducted. #1 Santa Barbara, Arroyo Quemada Beach: Beach water quality improvement with falconry; #2 upstate New York townships: Massive crow ("Murderers") flock abatement of 25,000-75,000 crows; #3 Industrial facilities & refineries U.S. East Coast & Midwest states: massive European Starling / Great Tailed Grackle flock abatement. We excel at creating new successful strategies for "impossible missions" bird control environments, where the public and sometimes even the clients are skeptical of the possibility of success, and where no other falconry service will attempt. In addition to designing an integrated pest management strategy and program at each new location, we offer clients our guarantee of their program's integrity. By following our environmentally safe procedures and with our scheduled visits 100% abatement may be achieved in 2-4 years for even the worst case scenarios. Results are dramatic. The population of each pest bird groups diminishes with each consecutive yearly visit. After our trained raptors trigger the predatgor-prey fear instinct in the pest birds, the birds naturally relocate and do not come back. This natural fear is in inherent and instinctual in all birds, wild or domestic.

Upon request RAFS offers educational raptor / falconry bird abatement orientations for public, private, government, law enforcement, institutional, church, school, fairs, parties, corporate, military, parks & recreation, and weddings and celebrations of any category. As scheduling permits RAFS voluntarily presents programs to communities and charities upon request. Presently we have falconers in Texas and California.

  A U.S. Airforce B-2 Stealth Bomber, built and maintained by Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, California   Arroyo Quenada Beach, once one of the most polluted beaches in California, now one of the cleanest.

 

 
Phone (805) 698-5757 Email Jeff@Roninair.com<> (650) 814-2247 Email Marcus@Roninair.com