bird monitoring Articles

  • Bird Netting vs. Bird Spray

    There are many types of bird control methods, ranging from simple scarecrows to bird sound machines. Two of these methods include bird netting and bird spray. Learn more about each method to determine which method is best to keep pest birds away from your property. Bird Netting Bird netting is known to be an effective bird control, but there are many factors to consider before ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Plan initiated to contain Bird Flu

    In 2015, the greatest bird flu outbreak occurred within the United States—totaling about $3.3 billion in cost. As of today, a similar problem persists. A new type of bird flu is being evaluated by United States farm and health officials, which impose threats not only on poultry, but humans as well. As a result, the government is initiating emergency plans that were constructed during last ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Controlling pest birds in public schools

    Pilots, golfers, and virtually anyone who is responsible for the safety of others are concerned about dealing with “pest birds” effectively. They include pigeons, Canada geese, seagulls, starlings and others that contaminate and damage the various buildings in which we live, work, and play. Bird droppings have the potential to transmit over 60 known diseases, and they are also a safety hazard ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Bird Control – Serious Business for Hospitals

    For 26 years Frank Sorentino has managed the outside structures and grounds of the Beaumont Hospital 106 acre complex in Royal Oak, Michigan. The main campus sits on approx. 115 acres. Seventeen separate buildings occupy the site with the Main building just over 10 stories high. In addition 3 parking decks are also located around the facility, providing parking and enough nesting sites for more ...


    By Nixalite of America Inc.

  • How to Bird proof Hanging Baskets Around the Home

    As the weather begins to get warmer and everyone begins to purchase hanging baskets for the home, birds start crafting their own homes in those very baskets. Hanging baskets provide shade and security and serve as a convenient location for birds to nest. Once a bird nests in a hanging basket, it’s tough to get rid of them until the egg hatches and their babies fly away. To bird proof from ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Long-Term Water Quality Monitoring Deployments with the Sea-Bird Hydrocat-Ep - Case Study

    The new Sea-Bird Scientific HydroCAT-EP incorporates a suite of physical and biogeochemical sensors into a single, robust instrument designed to maximize water quality parameters and give sustained accuracy. The instrument uses the same high quality Sea-Bird and WET Labs sensors found on their industry    leading    CTDs    and    ocean ...

  • Egg laying sequence influences egg mercury concentrations and egg size in three bird species: Implications for contaminant monitoring programs

    Bird eggs are commonly used in contaminant monitoring programs and toxicological risk assessments, but intra‐clutch variation and sampling methodology could influence interpretability. We examined the influence of egg laying sequence on egg mercury concentrations and burdens in American avocets, black‐necked stilts, and Forster's terns. The average decline in mercury concentrations between the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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 ...


    By Scarecrow

  • Great Ways to Prevent Birds From Invading Your Garden

    Pest birds, such as crows, can eat away your garden progress before you are even able to enjoy it. Bird droppings can also be hazardous to your health and even the plant’s health. Here are a few ways to prevent birds from invading your personal garden. Scare Tactics Birds are scared of humans, but who has the time to stand in their garden all day? Creating a scarecrow can be ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Biodiversity monitoring in Europe

    What is citizen science? The European Environment Agency (EEA) uses the following definition of citizen science: 'public involvement in projects or on-going programmes of scientific work by which individual volunteers or networks of volunteers, many of whom may have no specific scientific training, perform or manage research-related tasks such as observation, measurement or computation' ...

  • Marine Birds as Indicators of Arctic Marine Ecosystem Health: Linking the Northern Ecosystem Initiative to Long-Term Studies

    Marine birds are sensitive indicators of the condition of marine ecosystems in the Arctic, partly because they feed at the top of the arctic food chain. The Northern Ecosystem Initiative (NEI) recently supported four separate studies that investigated aspects of Arctic marine bird science which simultaneously addressed goals of the NEI to better understand northern ecosystems and their response ...


    By Springer

  • Plasma concentrations of organohalogenated pollutants in predatory bird nestlings: Associations to growth rate and dietary tracers

    The extent to which persistent organic pollutants (POPs) with different physicochemical properties originated from the food (dietary input) was assessed in raptor nestlings. Lipophilic polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) 153, 1‐dichloro‐2,2‐bis (p‐chlorophenyl) ethylene (p,p'‐DDE) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB), and protein‐bound perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), were measured repeatedly in blood ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Forest camera traps monitor world’s endangered species

    Hidden in some of the world’s most impenetrable forests, a network of cameras with inbuilt motion sensors are snapping animals in their tropical habitats. The photographs in this gallery were captured in forests in Africa, Asia and Latin America. They provide information on animal populations that are usually unseen by humans. With the help of local inhabitants, scientists from the TEAM ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Guidance on waterbird monitoring methodology: Field Protocol for waterbird counting

    1.Guidance on waterbird monitoring methodology 1.1. What are waterbirds? Waterbirds have been defined as "species of bird that are ecologically dependent on wetlands". This is the definition used by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. For the purposes of the International Waterbird Census, all species in the following families are considered by Wetlands ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Long-term noise monitoring – how a new approach leads to a better result

    Good Neighbours Limit their Noise Impact Long-term noise monitoring has taken place in various applications for many years. Business such as airports, power stations, refineries, mines, etc., may be required to perform continuous noise monitoring to ensure legal operating conditions are not breached, and to demonstrate to local authorities and communities that the business continues to be a good ...

  • 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 ...


    By Scarecrow

  • The costs and socio-economic benefits associated with the Natura 2000 network

    The EU’s Habitats and Birds Directives form the basis of efforts to conserve Europe’s biodiversity, with the implementation of a network of protected areas – Natura 2000 – lying at their heart. Implementation of Natura 2000 involves substantial capital investment and requires resources for on-going management and monitoring activities. The network can also deliver a variety of socio-economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Don’t let the bed bugs bite

    What creature feeds on humans and lives in the dark? No, it’s not a vampire—it’s a bed bug! Bed bugs can lurk in even the smallest hiding places and can wreak havoc on you and your loved ones. But, how do you know if you have bed bugs? One sign would be a sudden rash or lots of small bites appearing on your skin. Shedded skin remnants, fecal matter, or even small white eggs ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • State of nature in the EU - Results from reporting under the nature directives 2007–2012

    This report describing the state of nature in the EU is based on reports from Member States under the Birds (2009/147/EC) and the Habitats (92/43/EEC) directives and on subsequent assessments at EU or EU biogeographical levels. This is the first time that the Member States' reports required by the Birds Directive have included information on population sizes and trends of birds; it is the second ...

  • Towards sustainable management of huntable migratory waterbirds in Europe

    The EU Birds Directive and the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement provide an adequate legal framework for sustainable management of migratory waterbird populations. The main shortcoming of both instruments is that it leaves harvest decisions of a shared resource to individual Member States and Contracting Parties without providing a shared information base and mechanism to assess the impact of ...


    By Wetlands International

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