Ronin Air Falconry Services

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Environmental Bird Pest Control

At Ronin Air Falconry Service (RAFS) We Specialize in Environmental bird pest control (bird abatement) for commercial, industrial, residential, agricultural, military, aeronautic, aerospace, and even nuclear power clients. RAFS pioneered the technique of improving beach water quality in 2002. Our cutting edge program incorporates a rarely known technique of "night hawking" pigeon roosts at such locations as the US Air force Plant 42 Stealth Bomber factory center for Northrop Gruman in Palmdale CA.

Upon assessment and survey of a new project, RAFS Director Jeffrey Diaz creates a successful strategy to suit the needs of each client. RAFS incorporates falconry to trigger the DNA genetically coded predator-prey fear instinct inherent in all birds wild or domestic. In addition to trained hunting/hazing raptors, falcons, hawks, owls, eagles, etc., RAFS applies additional trapping techniques, live cage traps, drop nets, mist nets, net guns, rocket nets, etc., for maximum effectiveness. Additionally some projects benefit from the use of a hazing canines such as border collies, whippets, or English pointers, and may be requested.

Since RAFS mobilization in early 2000 we have successfully completed projects repelling feral pigeons, European starlings, numerous gull species, English sparrows, common crows, double crested cormorants, Canadian geese, and even feral parrots. RAFS is capable of abating any type of bird pest due to the fact that raptors in flight or in pursuit of any group of birds triggers the natural predator-prey fear instinct. Even birds such as emus or ostriches could be abated using trained eagles with hunting canines.

RAFS abatement specialties are property damaging pigeons and seagulls (primarily western/pacific species) from beach areas to improve H2O quality if enterococcus or fecal bacteria is the pollutant. In April of 2002 RAFS proved that falconry techniques can and do benefit such sites that are contaminated with fecal bacteria (see link to "Santa Barbara News press" July 18th 02). In addition to improving water quality, clients such as beach resorts, restaurants, landfills, harbors, wharfs, golf courses and country clubs can benefit from the RAFS program. Crop Damaging European starlings have been successfully abated from blueberry and raspberry farms in the Pacific Northwest as well as many California wine vineyards saving farmers thousands of dollars in lost crop. A hard hit vineyard can lose up to half of their grapes due to feral bird pests. Like pigeons, starlings can be abated from night roosts using RAFS "night hawk" squadron. The RAFS program is so effective because it incorporated daytime hazing falcons, night hawking, and constant trapping techniques to eliminate any bird pest problem.

The Squadron our trained hunting raptors.

The Enemy the most common bird pests encountered.

Some of our references include:

  • Sunoco Corporation Refinery = John Cotton (215) 807-8407
  • Northrop Grumman = Russ Plummer (661) 272-8032
  • B.P. Property Management = Virginia Satariano (408)736-4463
  • Santa Barbara Nurse and Hospice Care = Patricia Snyder (805)965-5555
  • French Camp Vineyards = Hank Ashby (805)238-5811

Phone (805) 698-5757 Email