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Other Scarecrow News 2018

Scarecrow Group’s project in USA gets underway. Scarecrow Group, in conjunction with both Sanford, Orlando International Airport and Daytona Beach International Airport s have now formally commenced their project of looking to assist these airports in their quest to improve their bird strike risk (https://www.scarecrow.eu/training-2018/). Following discussions between Scarecrow Director David Randell, and Sanford’s Executive Vice […]

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Training 2018

Scarecrow Deliver Training at Sanford, Orlando International Airport. Scarecrow Group’s project for the USA (https://www.scarecrow.eu/other-scarecrow-news-2018/), was born from a meeting between Scarecrow Director David Randell, and Sanford’s Executive Vice President, George Speake. The result is that Sanford took delivery of their Scarecrow BIRD Tab Reporting Software system, and training was delivered on site in August 2018. Brad […]

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Bird strike: the growing threat of geese to aviation safety

The threat to international aviation safety posed by bird strikes from geese is dramatically increasing. In parts of North America, the risk of encounters with large flocks of geese causing catastrophic air accidents has now reached a critical level. In Europe, meanwhile, the likelihood of a disaster caused by a collision between an aircraft and […]

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Bird strike prevention, risk assessment and reporting – beyond the aerodrome

The aviation regulations and best practices governing bird strike risk increasingly place responsibility on airports to take an active role in monitoring and controlling birds beyond the aerodrome itself i.e. off aerodrome reporting. The risk of bird strike is well-documented, thanks to reporting standards such as IBIS (ICAO Bird Strike Information System). You can review […]

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Bird Strike Statistics

Lies, damned lies and bird strike statistics We’re often asked which birds cause the biggest problems for aviation. You’d think the answer should just trip off our tongue – after all, over 30 years of managing bird strike prevention at airports must have taught us a thing or two? But the fact is, that the […]

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Three ways airports can reduce the risk and incidence of bird strike

The statistics around bird strikes and airports are enough to leave you reeling. The sheer scale of the problem and magnitude of its occurrence is one of modern life’s lesser-known by-products. And it’s on the increase due to the amount of flights we, as humans, are taking. With more flights operated by a greater choice […]

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The oystercatcher and the airport

How changing behaviour poses new risks and demands new methods Why would a bird continue to nest and live within the perimeter fences of a major airport? And why, despite several attempts to scare them off, and an increasing number of deaths as they unwittingly fly into the flight path of planes, would their numbers […]

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The importance of data logging, reporting and analysing airside bird behaviour

In the field of medicine, it is widely agreed that prevention is better than cure. This could also be true for bird behaviour management in and around airports. Airport bird control is about far more than just bird dispersal. It is also about managing potential habitats to minimise the need for dispersal. Ongoing reporting using […]

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Key Business Events 2018

Scarecrow feature in International Airport Review Scarecrow were delighted to be given the opportunity to submit a piece to International Airport Review regarding the mitigation of Wildlife Hazards at airports, and the use of bio-acoustics as part of that process. Please see the attached link for access to the full article International Airport Review Article […]

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Key Business Events 2017

 Scarecrow wins tender bid in Thailand Scarecrow are pleased to announce a tender win for providing bird dispersal systems and data logging software at U-Tapao International Airport, Thailand. The airport is a joint civil-military public airport serving the Rayong and Pattaya cities in Thailand. In conjunction with our local agent, Aquip Co., Ltd, a presentation […]

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