A request for suggestions. We are plannig a habitat restoration in collaboration with biological pest control efforts for farmers. I am painfully ignorant about all things birds, and asking if any bird enthusiasts could lend some suggestions.
We are wanting to promote and create habitat, on top of what is already available, for carnivorous bird species native to southern taiwans lowlands. This will eventually be in collaboration for future projects on biological pest control systems in combination with ecology study and habitat restoration.
We need mostly insectivorious type birds, though larger birds arent discouraged. Essentially the idea is aimed at grasshopper, cricket, small mammal (mouse etc) eradication. I realize there will no doubt be unwanted destruction of lizard, bee and other “beneficial” to human species, but this is the preliminary as other such species will be taken into account in agriculture systems. However, we are still quite ignorant about good bird candidates and would love some suggestions if there are any bird watchers, hobbyists or researches browsing the forums.
Criteria would be:
Native species, endmic would be a plus
Absolutely none that eat vegetation, seeds, fruits etc (agriculturual aim)
Ideally are arboreal nesters, ie we can make houses for nesting off ground.
Thats about it. Any help greatly appreciated!