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Scarecrow Training: get more from your airport bird control system

Scarecrow’s refresher training sessions teach B.I.R.D Tab system users how to gain maximum benefit from the technology and use it to improve their bird strike avoidance programmes at airports. The B.I.R.D Tab system combines bio-acoustic dispersal technology using a library of curated bird distress calls with sophisticated reporting software, allowing bird control teams at airports […]

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7 things you didn’t know about seagulls and how they have blighted my life!

Here’s a secret: all my working life I have been a man divided. It’s at the weekends that my conflicting emotions really bubble up to the surface. Let me explain:   As I stand in the AmEx terraces (flapping my arms like a bird to keep warm) I feel the energy of the Brighton fans […]

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How the latest enhancements to B.I.R.D. Tab™ make bird strike reporting simple and effective

Scarecrow’s B.I.R.D. Tab™ system offers airports two very powerful bird management tools in one. Our portable and highly-effective bird dispersal solution is accompanied by a powerful data logging and reporting software, giving distinct safety advantages over other solutions coming to market which consist solely of software packages.. The B.I.R.D. Tab solution allows airports to immediately […]

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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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