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 […]

What Makes a Bio-acoustic Bird Detection System So Effective?

Birds pose a significant danger at airports, creating potential hazards for aviation safety. The presence of birds near runways and in flight paths can lead to bird strikes, where aircraft collide with these animals during take-off or landing. These incidents may result in damage to the aircraft’s engines, wings or other critical components, jeopardising the […]

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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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The importance of pest control in and around airports

Every airport in the UK and beyond will have their own specific pest control strategy, and it will undoubtedly be one that has to fit in with the very unique demands of a busy facility that, in most cases, plays host to thousands and thousands of passengers every day. If you think the pest control […]

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How to avoid issues with birds and al fresco dining

There are times in the summer when nothing quite matches an outside meal enjoyed with friends or family, especially when the sun is shining and the skies are blue. In recent years, however, we seem to have become increasingly aware of problems caused by birds in a number of retail settings. Restaurants that offer external […]

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The science behind bird dispersal equipment

There are a number of important variables involved when employing bird dispersal equipment in and around airports. They can include the species of bird involved, the size of the facility, the behaviour of the local wildlife, the availability of a food source and the number of flights that are handled on a daily basis. After […]

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Keeping birds and wind turbines apart can be complex

As a general rule, it’s not easy to trust the statistics about birds and wind turbines. Various websites will tell you that hundreds of thousands of birds are killed each year by turbines, while other sites will say that hardly any are. Until we see reliable data from an independent source, it’s perhaps best to […]

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Keeping airports safe for every user

If you were to Google the words ‘increase safety awareness in airports’, you will be met with a list of web pages offering advice and opinions on security issues, as well as safety advice for travellers. For those who work in the industry, there’s more to safety than this, of course. If you happen to […]