bird dispersal Articles

  • Bird controllers are essential to avoid Sully situation

    Bird strikes Effective bird control is essential to ensure aviation safety. New awareness for the risk of bird strikes in aviation is being raised by the release of motion picture “Sully: The Untold Story of the Miracle on the Hudson”. Wildlife strikes are relatively infrequent, only 3 percent of the strikes results in aircraft ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Integrated Bird Management Scheme - An Integrated Bird Management System- an explanation of the use of bio-acoustics in the management of birdstrike risk

    An Integrated Bird Management System is just part of that evolution: a stated safety management policy that, when implemented, is designed to reduce the attractions for birds on an airport and then to disperse those birds that persist by bio-acoustic and other means. The responsibility for bird risk management does not stop at the perimeter of an airport, it will involve the evaluation of land ...

  • Population genetic structure and dispersal across a fragmented landscape in cerulean warblers (Dendroica cerulea)

    Cerulean warblers (Dendroica cerulea) have experienced significant declines across their breeding range and presently exist in disjunct populations, largely because of extensive loss and fragmentation of their breeding and wintering habitat. Despite this overall decline, a recent north-eastern expansion of the breeding range has been proposed, and some researchers have suggested that the eastern ...


    By Springer

  • Beware of Birds - Bill Read looks at the dangers and consequences of birdstrikes and the steps that airports and airside safety providers are taking to reduce the risk

    At 9.15 am on 29 April 2007, a Thomson Fly Boeing 757-200 with 221 passengers on board took off from Manchester airport on a flight to Arrecife, Lanzarote. Seconds after the aircraft had left the ground, two birds were sucked into the aircraft's right engine causing a flameout and black smoke to issue from the Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 power plant. The pilot continued the takeoff on one engine and ...

  • Fixed Speakers on Runways - Expensive? Yes. Potentially lethal? We`ll leave that for you to decide....

    Tried and we thought abandoned years ago, the idea of putting loudspeakers playing bird noises down runways at fixed positions is being discussed again. We cannot state that it is not at all effective; we can state that vehicle based systems are in major use with proven efficiency. Fixed systems are not regarded as an efficient, or indeed a safe, method by which to broadcast bird distress ...

  • Agrilaser Autonomic 2016 Pest Best Product award

    At PestTech 2016, the Agrilaser Autonomic won first prize in the Pest Best Product of the year award 2016. PestTech 2016 is the Annual Exhibition and Conference put on by the National Pest Technicians Association in the UK, held on November 2nd in Birmingham. With an exhibition consisting of over 50 exhibitors, a series of seminars on interesting and ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Sooty tern conservation - Scarecrow bio-acoustic systems play a part in sooty tern conservation

    Scarecrow Bio-Acoustic Systems, a leading international innovator in bird dispersal technology has been instrumental in helping the Sooty Tern recolonise one of its former nesting sites, bringing the seabird back to Denis Island in the Seychelles, after an absence of over one hundred years. Until recently, Uckfield based Scarecrow Bio-Acoustic Systems Ltd has been renowned for developing leading ...

  • Brixham Marina Brixham? No problem! A visit to Brixham Marina in Devonwent even smoother than hoped

    When you go to review how a customer is getting on with their Scarecrow bio-acoustic bird dispersal system, you never quite know what to expect. As an impartial observer, I have occasionally been asked by Scarecrow to visit installations both new and well established, to find out how things are going and report on the results. As an example, one customer I visited was not finding the system ...

  • The ultima solution - Cambridge city

    The dangers of bird strikes are as old as flying itself so it is no surprise that some airports are still relying on the oldest methods - birds of prey - to combat it. The question is, why when there are such efficient hi-tech solutions instead. Although all airports use a combination of 'technologies' to disperse wild birds, the basic choice faced by operators is whether to employ electronic ...

  • Ecological Significance of Residual Exposures and Effects from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    An ecological significance framework is used to assess the ecological condition of Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska, USA, in order to address the current management question: 17 y following the Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS), are there any remaining and continuing ecologically significant exposures or effects on the PWS ecosystem caused by EVOS? We examined the extensive scientific literature ...

  • Bringing aeroconservation down to Earth

    From migrating birds to pollinating bees to seed-dispersing plants, thousands of species depend on the quality of the aerosphere­ — the layer of air that surrounds our planet. Despite this, aircraft, wind farms, drones, telecommunication towers and other anthropogenic infrastructure increasingly crowd this critical habitat. Current species conservation efforts are generally focused on ...


    By Ensia

  • Gatwick airport - A case study

    These new systems included de-icing equipment and bird control and dispersal equipment. GATWICK has used SCARECROW vehicle based systems since 1985, regularly upgraded as our technology developed, so it was no surprise to be asked to demonstrate ULTIMA and to install two V3 systems in May 2010. We are grateful to Andy Crabb, Airside Operations Manager for providing this Case Study. Paul ...

  • Calculating Accidental Release Flow Rates From Pressurized Gas Systems

    When determining the consequences of accidental release flow rates from pressurized gas systems, it is important to select the appropriate type of air pollution dispersion model. For released gases which are lighter than or equal to the ambient air density, Gaussian dispersion models as described in Beychok's text1 should be used. For released gases which are heavier than air, a dense gas model ...


    By Air Dispersion

  • The surprising link between the tapirs of Costa Rica and climate change

    New studies suggest that protecting tapirs and other large seed-eating mammals is key to preserving carbon storage in rain forests. Esteban Brenes-Mora has been obsessed with tapirs — large, pig-like jungle dwellers — for as long as he can remember. It started with a sticker book his grandfather gave him as a child, and continued through zoo visits and into his ...


    By Ensia

  • Wintering Waterbird Census in the Azov- Black Sea Coastal Wetlands of Ukraine, Georgia and Turkey

    The coastal wetlands of the Black Sea region are important for millions of waterbirds wintering each year in that region. This attracts attention from ornithologists from the Black Sea countries as well as from international conservation organizations. The fi rst counts were conducted about 80 years ago, but they were organised on a regular basis only due to the development of the International ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Pumping wells & sewage lines case study

    Dorset Council - Bioremediation of Sewerage System The Dorset Municipality situated in the North East of Tasmania covers an area of 3196 km2. It comprises 14 townships, 10 water schemes and reticulated sewerage schemes for its two largest townships, Scottsdale and Bridport. Their populations are 1922 and 1234 respectively. Bridport’s population increases to approximately 6000 over ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Bioremediation of an Oil Spill

    Bioremediation is the method of choice to effectively clean up a small spill of hydrocarbons. In this case, five-hundred liters of BTEX has spilled from an above ground storage tank into a pasture that is located at the west edge of the Royal Roads University (RRU) grounds. The soil is classified as a Gleyed Eutric Brunisol based on recent laboratory analysis; it contains clay, but is fairly ...


  • Water quality is key to the success of Cardiff Bay

    Water quality has been a central theme in a redevelopment project that began with the creation of the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation in April 1987. This article will examine the role that water quality has played in the remarkable transformation that has taken place in Cardiff and explain how monitoring technology has developed to the stage whereby any person, anywhere in the world, can view ...

  • What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

    From drones to filters to artificial islands, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards ...


    By Ensia

  • Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation

    AUSTRALIA Australia Releases Third Consultation Paper Concerning NICNAS Reform: On April 29, 2016, the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) published the third consultation paper on its  ...


    By Acta Group

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