This full-color manual gives wildlife specialists a step-by-step guide to dispersing birds from the site of an oil spill so they do not become oiled or contaminated. Sections include a discussion of initial considerations; bird dispersal techniques including auditory, visual, and combination techniques; exclusion deterrents; and suggested hazing techniques.
Also included are an evaluation guide, suggestions on how to format a hazing program, and a guide to materials and supplies. The guide, developed originally for response in California, also includes a brief description of the birds likely to be found in California that could be subject to an oil spill. The general information is relevant to bird hazing anywhere in the world.