Audible Bird Scare Devices

Audible bird scare devices (including propane cannons) are non-lethal tools used by farmers to minimize bird predation on crops. They emit an impulse sound that frightens birds away from crops.

The use of these devices to protect crops is a common practice on blueberry, cherry, and grape farms. Some dairy and mink farmers use them as a pest-control technique. Farmers who use propane cannons are required to register annually with the Township to ensure audible bird scare devices are used in a socially-responsible manner.

Registration Requirements

  1. A Bird Predation Management Plan (includes fact sheet)

  2. An annual registration fee of $125

Submit applications to the Bylaw Enforcement Department by email to or by completing and submitting the online form below. (form coming soon!)

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