As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Program adopted for bird relocation

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:16 pm

By Kaitlin Bain 
Staff Writer 

Texas Tech’s grounds maintenance department recently used a bird relocation program to encourage birds to stop roosting on campus.

The department decided to adopt the program because of the amount of bird droppings seen on campus.

Chris Cook, managing director for communications and marketing, said the droppings were difficult to clean up and affected the way people viewed campus.

“Sidewalks are white—with bird droppings,” he said.

Another factor contributing to the birds’ relocation was the risk of passers by getting hit in the head with bird droppings.

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