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Bird scarers

Auditory bird scarers use noise to keep birds off crops. They can range from propane powered guns which go off with a loud explosion, to devices that imitate the call of predators. Bird scarers are essential to protect certain crops. However, if used thoughtlessly, they can annoy and disturb neighbours.


Register your bird scarer 

If you are a farmer or landowner and you use bird scarers on your land, please take a minute to register them using the form below. This will help us to build a detailed picture of how and where scarers are being used in the borough.

How to complain about a bird scarer

Bird scarers are not illegal, however they should be used within the accepted guidelines. When dealing with complaints relating to bird scarers, our Environmental Health team follow the advice contained within the National Farmers Union Bird Scarer Code of Practice.

If you’re troubled by a neighbouring bird scarer tell us about it by completing our online noise complaint form. Please try to provide details of the exact location of the scarer and name of the person who is responsible for the land.


Contact us

For more information please contact the Environmental Protection Team Tel: 01695 577177 

Email: envhealth.admin@westlancs.gov.uk


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Last Updated: 11/6/2013

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West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
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