We haven’t had much experience in using a Hawk against Red Billed Coots. However in most situations these hawks should work provided the Coots can see the Hawk profile above them when they are approaching sugar cane fields.
All you need to do is to install the Hawks high above the areas where the birds are doing the damage or at the edge of your crop. Usually coots attack the edge of your crop first. By protecting the edge of the crop you can protect the entire crop. The method to use is enclosed. The easiest method for you is the pole method. In brief you can either spike the Hawk on the end of a 6-metre length of 25mm dia pipe and stand the hawk and pipe up on the edge of your crop. Alternatively you can use strong fishing line or thin wire to suspend the hawk between tall trees, poles etc.
You will obtain excellent results using this method. The Hawk is unique because it is a full size imitation hawk made of durable weatherproof plastic. As birds instinctively fear the Hawk they are also scared to come within sight of the profile of this replica of a hovering Hawk.
We are unable to give you any guarantees about how well the Hawk will work against Red Billed Coots. It will probably depend on how hungry they are and how many of them there are. However if it doesn’t work for you, we offer you a money-back guarantee. So you really can’t lose by trying them.