Getting Rid of Magpies

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Magpies are deterred by certain smells and can be trapped and released somewhere else. They can bully other birds in your yard or at the bird feeder. This is a page about getting rid of magpies.
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November 27, 2009

Can anybody help me please? How do I get rid of magpies? They pick on the other birds. Cheers.

By janine from Melbourne, Australia

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April 14, 2017

Magpies can be real bullies at a backyard feeder. This is a page about, "How can I get rid of the magpies, but keep the rest of the birds?".

Black billed magpie

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November 27, 2009

I hope this link helps anyone that is trying to get rid of Magpies in a humane manner. This method is "catch and release." For more information visit the link below.

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agric.gov.ab.ca

By Hal

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Getting Rid of Magpies

The City of Calgary had some interesting options: spray the birds with a hose whenever you can, plant marigolds, use mothballs (as magpies don't like strong odors and apparently the smell of marigolds isn't appealing to them), bait bits of food with pepper spray.

I prefer songbirds, too (and they've become rather scarce since the dratted magpies have moved in).

Good luck. (07/25/2006)

By Rose Anne

Getting Rid of Magpies

Use a Larsen trap to catch magpies. Info on www.basc.co.uk, look for pest control. (03/01/2008)

By Andrew

Getting Rid of Magpies

I used Crow be Gone and no more magpies for me, thank you. (07/21/2008)

By Ginny

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