how to catch birds with net

Placing and setting the trap

  • Before setting each trap ensure that it is functioning properly.
  • To stop the trapped animal or another animal from moving the trap or toppling it over while it is in place, the trap needs to be anchored to the ground.
  • Before putting the trap in place, make sure that no nearby bushes or debris will obstruct the spring mechanism.
  • Any bait should be placed inside the trap behind the trip wires, and any lures should be placed appropriately both inside and outside the trap.
  • Depending on the intended animal, there will be a best time to set the trap. Every day, traps should be checked first thing the following morning.
  • There’s a higher chance that non-target birds, like currawongs and magpies, will enter open traps during the day and set them off. When leaving traps open during the day, make sure to check them frequently—every four to eight hours.

The number of birds in the flock and the intended trap placement Bird-B-Gone’s Mist Netting is an easy, compassionate method for catching and releasing stranded birds. The Sparrow Sky Trap is an additional product designed for humanely removing birds from an area.

Impact on non-target animals

  • Since traps are not target specific, it is possible to catch other species like birds and reptiles.
  • It is forbidden to place traps close to locations that non-target species frequently visit.
  • When live non-target animals are caught in traps, they should be checked for wounds, illness, or distress signs. If they are found to be in good health or to have only minor wounds like small cuts or abrasions, they should be released right away from the scene of capture.
  • The right care should be given to animals with more serious wounds or those experiencing heat stress. Before being released, an animal experiencing heat stress can first be recovered in a quiet, comfortable holding area that offers warmth or shade. Veterinary care providers or certified wildlife handlers should be consulted for the treatment of animals that have injuries that can be treated but cannot be immediately released, or that are not healing from heat stress.
  • Animals should be put to death with a method appropriate for their species if they have injuries that cannot be healed or that would prevent them from surviving in the wild. See GEN001 Methods of Euthanasia for additional details on euthanasia techniques.
  • When a domestic pet is discovered, it should be brought to the closest animal shelter, council pound, or vet so that its microchip can be read, its owner can be contacted, or its suitability for rehoming can be determined.


How do you catch birds with a net?

Mist Net is made from extremely fine fibers, when the netting is hung directly in birds’ flight paths, birds will fly into the net, becoming immobile, making it easy to remove them and set them free outside of the structure.

Can I catch my bird with a net?

You can buy a bird-catching net in online stores, and you can also use a soft towel or pillow case for catching a bird. The advantage of a net is that it comes on the end of a long stick, so you can catch the bird whilst your some distance away from it.

What is the easiest way to catch a bird?

If a hose is readily available, spray the bird with large amounts of water in a short period of time. This will make it heavy so that it cannot fly off. Grab it in a way that will secure it in your hands, without applying too much pressure; birds are delicate.

What is the best bait for catching birds?

Bait material suitable to the species being trapped should be used. For example: Mynas and starlings: chick starter pellets, bread, sultanas, fruit, pet food. Corvids: offal, meat, animal carcasses.