Bird control in Ibiza and Formentera

Nova Falcons has extensive experience in the field of wildlife control in general, and specifically in the control of falconry birds in Ibiza. The approach that is always taken when carrying out bird control is based on the integral control of the species to be controlled, always drawing up a work plan that includes corrective, organisational and preventive measures to prevent the problem from continuing to reproduce.

Working environment, focus of attraction or possible limitations in the measures to be implemented are issues that are always taken into account when planning bird control. Among the measures that we have been using for bird control in Ibiza and Formentera, we highlight, firstly, the Biological Control through the use of falcons and eagles, i.e. falconry.

For more than 10 years, Nova Falcons has been successfully controlling birds with falconry in Ibiza on species such as the yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis), wood pigeons (Columba palumbus), rock pigeons (Columba livia) or common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), as well as other smaller species of birds, such as sparrows or wagtails.

Nova Falcons in Ibiza has a team of falcons and eagles trained to work in industrial, urban and agricultural environments: peregrine falcons, saker falcons, gyrfalcons, hybrid falcons and harry eagles are some of the species that make up our animal team. Falconry (Biological Control) is very effective because of its high specificity, i.e. it focuses on the target species. Falconry is not a broad-spectrum corrective measure that has a secondary effect of harming or damaging the environment or other non-target animal species. Falconry acts on the pest birds causing the problem, without generating any chemical residues or environmental pollution.

However, and in spite of being an already specific control measure, creating work teams within the animal team, trained to adapt to each work environment, improves the results even more: airports, ports, landfills, sewage treatment plants, golf courses, crop fields, livestock farms, urban areas... are some of the environments for which we have the necessary experience to carry out the work with the desired results.

  • Biological control of yellow-legged gulls at Ibiza Airport
  • control of birds in ibiza and formentera
  • bird control in industrial environments
  • Harry's eagle with catch of yellow-legged kittiwake (Larus michahellis)
  • From his watchtower, watching over the countryside
  • Poultry control at municipal solid waste treatment plant
  • Biological control of birds by falconry
  • Biological control of wood pigeons (Columba palumbus) in Ibiza
  • Selective trapping
  • Harrys Eagle at Ibiza Airport

    Scientific bird ringing in Ibiza and Formentera

    Scientific ringing is an essential tool in ornithology, to check the state of health of local bird populations, study migrations or obtain data related to local dispersal, longevity, biological cycles... through the marking and subsequent collection of biometric data, generating as little prejudice as possible to the bird, it contributes to the study and conservation of the ringed species scientifically.

    Every year, we capture dozens of live specimens of protected species in perfect condition at Ibiza Airport (where we carry out the fauna control service). These specimens are scientifically ringed by our technicians and are delivered to COFIB for their translocation to other parts of the island, where their lives are not in danger and they do not represent a danger to air safety at Ibiza Airport.

    • Scientific ringing in Ibiza and Formentera
    • Ornithology Ibiza and Formentera
    • Mediterranean flycatcher (Muscicapa tyrrhenica), Ibiza.
    • Barn Owl (Tyto alba), Eivissa.
    • Juvenile and adult black-capped warbler (Melanocephala melanocephala warbler)
    • Study of migrations and local populations of avifauna
    • Aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), Ibiza, Formentera
    • Studies and training associated with ornithology in Ibiza and Formentera

      Live trapping systems

      In addition to biological control, we also have a wide range of bloodless trapping systems, such as bird traps, nets, net traps, snares, etc., which enable the live translocation of the captured specimens to other areas where they are not harmful.

      • Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) capture
      • Use of networks for scientific purposes in Ibiza and Formentera
      • Urban pest control in Ibiza and Formentera
      • Control of pigeons, wood pigeons and turtle doves by trapping and other environmentally friendly methods.
      • Bird trapping

        If you have any questions or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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        Wildlife control in Ibiza