Airport Bird Control Print

Airport Bird Control is perhaps one of the most widely discussed hazard to airports as the number and frequency of flights continues to rise across the world. At we know and understand that there are no two airports alike. As such, each application requires a unique approach to bird control that will protect both humans and birds while decreasing the incidence of Bird Strikes.

While one may assume that bird dispersal is the main goal of airport bird control this is unfortunately incorrect. Birds and wildlife choose airports and airfields as their habitat due to the attractiveness of the location for feeding, nesting and breading. In addition, each airport is attractive to birds and/or wildlife for different reasons, ranging from the time of year, attractiveness of the habitat and available food.

How can an Airport of Airfield protect themselves?

In most cases it is essential that an airport contact a bird and wildlife professional to complete a comprehensive bird and wildlife analysis. Of primary concern is an initial analysis of the airport property features that may attract wildlife. Knowledge of the various species of birds is also essential in order to understand what birds may deem to be attractive. Once identified, our bird control specialists can engage in appropriate strategies to reduce the potential of series harm to birds, aircraft and humans.

Controlling the attractiveness of an airport to birds and other wildlife is fundamental to good bird control. Indeed, as already mentioned, it is probably more important than bird dispersal in terms of controlling the overall risk. If an airport provides easily accessible resources to birds/wildlife in terms of food, water, shelter or breeding sites, then they will continue to try and return despite any dispersal tactics that are used to dissuade them. Habitat management to deter birds/wildlife involves two processes, identifying the attractive features and implementing changes to either remove the attraction or to deny access to it.