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Bird Netting - Containment Liners & Products

We provide for our customers a Knotted Nylon Bird Netting. We have nets available with different string strength and hole sizes but 1.5" x 1.5" square holes with #15 string has been settled on by most as being the most effective without being too heavy under snow load.  We have the netting fabricated to customer specified length and width, the same as our liners but we can figure the size for you if needed.  The nets are completed with a 1/4" rope border around the edge with tags marking the corners to help with setting up.

Please call John Terry Sales to get your best price on bird netting!


Why You May Need Bird Netting

If you have an uncovered containment pond, frac tank, or modular tank, the accessible water could potentially pose a threat to waterfowl or migratory birds.  When birds come along and see the water, they don't know that it's not a natural pond and they may decide to land for food or to rest.  If they are allowed to land in the water, it can pose a huge risk to their health, they can become sick and die from the chemicals and hydrocarbons in the water.  It's best to be proactive in these situations in order to keep the wildlife safe and to avoid potential fines from the BLM.  Bird Netting that covers the entire pond is the best method for keeping birds from accessing the pond.  It should be suspended (typically laid over cables) over the pond and draped down the sides.  This will keep the birds from landing in the pond, not only does it keep them from being able to physically access the pond but it also makes it appear visually off limits to them.


Official Bird Netting Installation recommendations from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • On the netting, a maximum hole size of 1.5" x 1.5" will allow for snow loading and will exclude most birds.
  • Netting should be suspended a minimum of 4 to 5 feet from the surface of the pond to prevent the net from sagging into the oil covered pond during heavy snow-loads.
  • Three-inch steel tubing can be used for support posts and are set a maximum of 7 feet apart. Buried 7 feet in depth and set in concrete.
  • Three-inch steel tubing is also used as a top rail to connect the posts.
  • Cable is strung across this frame at 7-foot intervals along the x and y axis to form a grid of 7-foot squares of cable.
  • The Netting is draped over the cable grid.
  • Netting should be wide enough to drape down the sides of the frame to prevent ground entry by wildlife.
  • A bottom perimeter cable strung along the bottom of the posts at ground level is used to attach the bottom of the net.
  • Cables are strung over the net at 7-foot interbals to prevent the wind from whipping the net back and forth.
  • Proper maintainance should be performed to repair holes in the netting and to restretch sagging nets after heavy snow loads.