San Clemente is using Falcons to control seagulls that are contaminating Poche Beach.
The city singed a contract with Adam’s Falconry Services of San Juan Capistrano. Services started Aug. 9 and will continue through the end of September.
In July a warning was posted at Poche Beach after tests indicated bacteria levels periodically exceeded regulatory standards. A study in 2011 indicated that seagulls were the primary contributors to the bacteria problem.