By: Supervisor Todd Spitzer
(SANTA ANA, CA) The Board of Supervisors, at its Sept. 17 meeting, approved a contract with three falconry companies to provide bird abatement at Olinda Alpha Landfill in Brea, Prima Deshecha Landfill in San Juan Capistrano and Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Irvine.
The California Code of Regulations requires that a landfill operator take adequate steps to minimize bird problems at the landfill. The use of falconry involves releasing one falcon or hawk at a time to fly and disperse the pest birds. As long as the raptor’s presence is maintained, the problem is largely solved. Continue reading