Burleson officials: NO EGRETS!

City requests help in Egret issue. Protected birds can cause issues in residential and commercial properties.

BURLESON – No Egrets.

City officials urge residents to take action now to prevent these migratory birds from nesting on their property or in their neighborhoods.

“These birds can really cause problems in a neighborhood,” said Kim Peckler, City of Burleson animal control supervisor.. “Hundreds of birds descending in an area brings noise, odor and of course lots of bird droppings. It is not pleasant.”

 Texas is a major route for these birds as they travel between the United States and Canada. This migration can negatively impact residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Texas is a major route for these birds as they travel between the United States and Canada. This migration can negatively impact residential, commercial and industrial properties.

The city staff is unable to address any of these issues while the birds are nesting due to their protected status under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, officials said.

  “It is very important that we take action now,” Peckler said. “Once they decide to make trees on your property their home, there isn’t anything we can do to assist you.”

October is the end of the bird’s nesting season, so now is the time to take action, she emphasized.

Residents, officials say, can make the biggest impact by doing the following two things over the next three months:

•  Remove any old, abandoned nests.

•  Trim the trees. Remove deadwood, thin tree canopy to allow sunlight between limbs and other trees.

   Anyone with any questions is urged to contact Animal Services at 817-426-9283.

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
FAX: 817-295-5278

 

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