Kerster's Falconry

Sacramento, CA

WELCOME to the contact page for Kerster's Falconry!

Please phone or text directly at (916) 832-0454 or Email karl@kerster.com for fast and direct contact.

Kerster's Falconry provides Elite quality falconry and specialized pest control utilizing highly trained birds of prey.

Vineyards:

Not every Vineyard should employ Falconry, but it is the single best service to protect the fruit from pest birds. The Falconry protection should be started at about the time the first grapes get to 12-13 brix of sugar, and continues until harvest is substantially complete. ---Please E-mail karl@kerster.com or phone (916)832-0454 to arrange your contract.

Cherry Farming:

Every Cherry orchard of commercial size should employ Falconry to protect the fruit from pest birds. The Falconry protection should be started at about the time the fruit starts to show color, and continues until harvest is substantially complete. ---Please E-mail karl@kerster.com or phone (916)832-0454 to arrange your contract.

Blueberries:

Most Blueberry farming operations should employ Falconry to protect the fruit from pest birds. The Falconry protection should be started at about the time the fruit starts to be visible, and continues until harvest is substantially complete. ---Please E-mail karl@kerster.com or phone (916)832-0454 to arrange your contract.

Pigeons

Pigeons may be removed by falconry or trapping or a combination thereof.---Please Email your request for a quote.

Landfills: Falconry can be an excellent method for bird abatement at garbage dumps, but Kersterís Falconry is not seeking any contracts of this type at this time.

Airfields:

All Airports and Airfields of commercial size should employ Falconry to safeguard Aircraft from Bird Strikes. The falconry program should be continuous, and should be expanded during heavy avian migration times of year. Please E-mail karl@kerster.com or phone (916)832-0454 to arrange your contract.

Falconry in general and getting started:

Practically anyone who wants to can become a falconer. Donít let anyone tell you that you canít or shouldnít do it! There are some dumb people and some cumbersome regulations that may sometimes get in the way of a person becoming a falconer, but please do not let that derail your desire to fulfill your own personal dreams! If you are having any trouble navigating the process of getting started in falconry you are welcome to send an E-mail to ask for guidance.

Some books that everyone and especially aspiring falconers should read include:

A Sporting Chance by Dan Mannix

A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

King Solomonís Ring by Konrad Lorenz

Donít Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor

Traps and dogs and even firearms are often included in an integrated pest management program that is always customized to the particular situation.

Avian pests may include anything from sparrow, swallow or finch sized birds to starlings and blackbirds to pigeons and doves to gulls to geese and turkeys.

Kerster's Falconry can operate worldwide, but focuses on the Western United States