Land’s End Lake Spat Underlines Offsite Bird Risks

Controversy surrounds a lake in Cornwall, UK which was built without proper permissions, The Telegraph reported recently. One of the staunchest opponents is nearby Land’s End Airport. The owner of the land has applied for permission retrospectively, making it an open question as to whether the lake will stay or go. It certainly has no […]

How Birds Respond to Distress Calls

Using natural distress calls is a powerful way to disperse birds and keep them away. Scarecrow Group Ltd has built its 40-year reputation on the success of bio-acoustic bird control, after all. But not all birds will just flee immediately upon hearing a member of their species in distress. Effective bird control requires an understanding […]

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Keeping Birds Away from Water Bodies

Water bodies are a powerful factor in attracting birds to a site. This can be a problem for facilities such as airports and wind farms, where birds might be a danger, be in danger, or simply present a nuisance, making proper bird control essential. Ponds, lakes, water-filled pits from past earthworks, and even drainage ditches […]

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Prestigious ISO accreditations give Scarecrow a major boost

In today’s global marketplace, businesses are constantly striving to enhance their credibility, efficiency and quality. One way to achieve this is by obtaining ISO accreditation. ISO, or the International Organisation for Standardisation, sets the standard for quality management systems that are recognised worldwide. Gaining ISO accreditation is not only a testament to our company’s commitment […]

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Bird control on wind farms is a challenging prospect

Bird control is an all too familiar issue in airports, of course, and in marinas, at leisure parks and on agricultural land, but many people don’t associate it with wind farms. The truth is, however, that effective bird control is fast becoming a must-have for many site owners. Our avian population has learned to cope […]

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Four ways to provide improved protection at your airport

Ask most people in the street about protecting an airport, and the chances are they will be thinking in terms of improving security measures at the check-in desk. While this is of course a hugely important process in all airport facilities, there are many other areas in which protection is a must. For those who […]

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Smart technologies could change the way we make airports safer

While the likelihood of bird strikes at an airport are slim, there’s no denying the fact that they can and do happen. Those who are tasked with reducing the presence of birds and other wildlife on and near runways know that the job itself is seemingly never-ending, and that fresh challenges can arise at any […]

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The world’s largest airport… not an easy thing to define

If you ask a hundred people what the highest mountain in the world might be, at least 90 of them would say Mount Everest. But ask those same individuals about the largest airport on the planet and you might get a number of different answers. The reason for this is simple: how on earth do […]

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Keeping boats free from the curse of bird faeces

On a warm summer’s day, there are few sights more picturesque than a packed marina. Boats shimmer in the sunshine, bobbing gently away on a calm, blue sea. No wonder these places are so popular. It’s worth taking a more detailed look, however, because in many cases the close-ups don’t match the overall view. Significant […]

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How monitoring keeps you ahead of the game

The secret to success can be any one of a number of things, depending on a variety of circumstances. While a hundred different experts may give you a hundred different opinions, many of them will point to the importance of staying ahead of the game. Knowing what issues and problems may be about to hover […]