Horned Lark sitting on barbed wire fence.

Which birds are the main culprits in a bird strike?

We’ve all heard about bird strikes on planes, of course, and thanks to the efforts of companies like Scarecrow and Robin Radar Systems many important steps are taken to prevent them. Despite the excellent products and the effective monitoring processes that are currently available, however, strikes can and do still take place. The steps our […]

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Bird dispersal is not just for the retail and agriculture sectors

If you’ve ever seen the sudden appearance of thousands of birds on farmland just after a tractor has started ploughing, you’ll know just how much damage can be done by our feathered friends. No matter what crops the farmer is expecting to introduce, the local bird population will do all it can to reduce the […]

Blueprint schemtic of jumbo jet.

What will planes of the future look and feel like?

The future of aircraft design is a topic that has always been capable of producing a great deal of debate, ever since the dawn of the aviation industry when the first flights were made back at the start of the 20th century. And while most of us tend to think that the conventional shape of […]

A jumbo jet flying with clouds and a flock of birds.

Why do planes suffer such heavy damage when hit by birds?

We all know about the potential dangers of a bird strike on an airplane, but many people have understandably questioned why it is that such a situation is so serious. After all, a bird is pretty small and a plane is the size of, well, a plane. How come so much potential danger can arise […]

Off Aerodrome reporting software being used in Abu Dhabi near open water.

Off Aerodrome Reporting Proving a Success in Abu Dhabi

In order to maintain as safe a working environment as possible for passengers, air crew and airside employees, the remit for those working in airport wildlife control inevitably goes far beyond the perimeter fencing.  Humanely dispersing wildlife hazards such as a flock of Canada geese from close to the runway, for example, doesn’t necessarily mean […]

Yellow airside operations vehicle at Prague Vaclav Havel Airport on grass.

Prague Airport remains proactive in wildlife management

Effective wildlife management and wildlife conservation programmes are a feature of daily life at many of the world’s airports, and thanks to Scarecrow’s range of bio acoustic and bird dispersal systems it’s easy to gain vital insights into the behaviour patterns of a wide range of species. The risks that various creatures pose to airport […]

Murmuration of Starlings over fields with stone walls and trees in the background.

Are we seeing an increase in the world’s bird population?

It’s easy to see why estimating the size of the world’s bird population is never going to be an easy task, but recent figures from various sources would suggest that the number of birds around the globe has risen over the past fifty years or so. In 2021, the influential National Geographic estimated the total […]

Runway full of planes queuing to taxi.

How the world’s busiest airports attempt to avoid bird strikes

Airports of all shapes and sizes and in all parts of the world face a very real threat from bird and animal strikes. The safety of passengers and crew members is at risk whenever a plane lands or takes off, and of course the busier the airport the more frequent those threats can be. The […]

An important anniversary of an ultimately heroic day

Today marks the 13th anniversary of one of the aviation industry’s infamous incidents, a potentially catastrophic event that ultimately led to a highly celebrated act of heroism. Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia on this day in 2009 bound for Charlotte in North Carolina and what followed was as dramatic event. Shortly after take-off, a […]