All birds are edible, but some species of birds are much tastier than others. Birds are found everywhere in the open sea and deserts, high in the mountains and in the polar zones, but they cannot be caught anywhere with ease..
Extraction and catching of certain bird species in emergency and extreme situations, possible bird traps.
The birds that are the subject of hunting are the best food: pheasants, black grouse, partridge, quail, ducks, geese, bushy wild chickens, but they are very careful, and many of them are perfectly masked. Birds of prey require a long boil to make the meat soft and destroy the parasites. Seabirds can be oily and smell like fish.
, percussion traps and lifting loops can be used to catch birds that take the bait, loops on the branches can catch a forest bird. In forested areas, place bird traps in open areas or on river banks. Make bait from meat, fruits or berries. Most birds are lightweight to trigger the descent of the trap with a little effort. Use also poles with loops and fishing line with hooks with bait. Small birds are easy to catch with glue using bait, but it’s even more effective to make a stuffed owl. Small birds begin to attack him with a flock, even a rude semblance is triggered.
Traces and signs of birds.
With the exception of webbed footprints, all bird tracks are similar and speak only about the size of the bird, with a few exceptions. However, in the desert or in the snow, footprints can help to find a bird in a nearby shelter. Shouting and flying are much more useful in this regard. Wailing screams can help determine the presence of other animals. Excrement may indicate a roosting place..
Autumn molt of birds.
In autumn, birds pass a full molt and cannot fly or can fly only a short distance. Some, especially ducks, geese and game birds, are much easier to catch during this period. If they are not far on the water, then they can be caught.
Eggs are easy to get from nests on the ground, and many birds nesting on the ground live in colonies. Approach carefully creep up, and not just come, and you may be able to get closer to the distance of a stone throw or even a stick strike. Some birds, such as seagulls, stubbornly protect their nests. If you entered the colony territory, get ready to attack you. Hatchets (puffins), petrels and some other birds nest in burrows, usually in inaccessible places on rocky shores and small islands. During the day they feed on the sea, and at night they can be pulled out or torn out of their holes..
Non flying birds.
Common ostriches in Africa, Rhea in South America, as well as emu and cassowary in Australia are large non-flying birds. But treat them with caution, their kicks, especially in the African ostrich, can break bones. Although ostrich eggs are rare, they can feed a large group of people and make comfortable utensils.
Based on the book Complete Survival Guide for Extreme Situations, in the Wild, on Land and at Sea.