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How to Deter European Starlings Video

Mondays with Martha #191 - How to Deter European Starlings

Are your bird feeders being swarmed by European starlings? This common problem during cold snaps and peak migratory periods is a tough one to solve! This week I discuss ways you can deter this non-native species by avoiding favorite foods, providing feed that is tough for it to consume, and offering it in a way that makes access very difficult.


Additional Resources:

www.allaboutbirds.org/news/my-feeders-are-being-overrun-with-starlings-and-blackbirds-that-eat-all-the-food-and-keep-smaller-birds-away-what-can-i-do/#:~:text=Try%20hanging%20mylar%20balloons%20filled,mylar%20often%20drive%20birds%20away

www.sfvaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Audubon_Guide_Bird_Seed_printPDF.pdf

www.nwf.org/Magazines/National-Wildlife/2010/Bully-Birds

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