We have falconry teams in London, every day, helping to keep the city clean.
Across Greater London and Central London there is a high population density of pigeons and gulls. They can cause problems, especially during the nesting season. We use our knowledge and experience in London to design a comprehensive bird abatement plan for our clients. Our experienced falconers and specially trained hawks have been deterring pigeons and gulls from London’s iconic sights, public squares and other buildings for over a decade.
As part of our duties keeping London’s Trafalgar Square clear of pigeons, we also had to keep pigeons out of the scaffolding when Nelson’s Column was being cleaned and repaired.
This is a non-lethal deterrent programme, a natural and effective measure, where the aim is not to kill, but to deter. Londoners are supportive of our programmes and our clients benefit from positive public relations by dealing with the problems caused by nuisance birds in a humane and responsible way.
We use our hawk and falcon flying services to deter a variety of species in London including gulls, pigeons, geese, rooks and crows. Unlike other bird-scaring devices, the target species never becomes habituated to the presence of a live bird of prey.
We will conduct, free of charge, a survey of the problems caused by nuisance birds at your site. We take into account factors such as the availability of food and roosting or nesting sites, and design a bird control strategy to suit your requirements, and achieve the absolute minimum of bird activity within your budget.
All of the hawks and falcons flown by A & M Hawk UK are domestically bred; company owned; never used for hunting; and specifically trained as working birds. We deploy them exclusively for nuisance bird control, and they are accustomed to flying in urban and working environments. They are undisturbed by the presence of the public, machinery or vehicles, and concentrate fully on their work, looking only to their handler for direction and reward. This is important, and is one of the differentiating factors between A & M Hawk UK and some other companies offering hawk flying in urban environments. Only hawks that have been specially trained as working birds should be used for urban bird control.
The welfare of our birds of prey is of paramount importance to all of us at A & M Hawk UK.