Unprotected Birds

An unprotected bird is any species of bird that is exempt from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, meaning they can be controlled without a federal permit.

The three species of unprotected birds found in Missouri are pigeons, starlings, and sparrows. Preventing unprotected birds from becoming pests to your home is important, and taking measures like cleaning up lawn debris, tightly sealing your garbage cans, and eliminating water sources in your yard can deter these birds from nesting near your home and becoming a nuisance. Many birds build their nests in gutters, roof overhangs, and chimneys, meaning that a professional bird control expert may be necessary for safe removal.

Types of Unprotected Birds

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