Migratory Birds (Egrets/Herons)
This year Carrollton faced a special challenge in managing the effects of egrets and herons nesting in one of our community's residential areas. These birds arrived during the early spring (March and April) of this year. Initially only a few birds were noticed, but suddenly hundreds of birds moved in and began building nests for the nesting season.
Although this natural cycle can be beautiful, the challenges associated can be overwhelming. These concerns relate to noise, odor and significant amounts of excrement that covers streets, sidewalks, cars, mailboxes and other public and private property.
City staff is unable to address any of these issues while the birds are nesting due to their "protected" status provided by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The City needs the help of its residents to address this challenge proactively. We encourage you to take the steps below to protect your trees and to remain vigilant in observing bird activity in your neighborhood:
Identifying Migratory Birds of Interest:
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
Great Blue Heron
For more information about egrets, herons and other migratory birds, please contact Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife at 972-293-3841.
Carrollton Sponsors Egret Management Workshop on November 8, 2011. To view slides from Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist Brett Johnson please click here. To view a video of the presentations please click here.
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