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Border Collie: Latest Birdstrike Defence  
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 790 times:

Spent last week at a flight safety conference, and heard that the trendy way to keep birds away from your airport now is to employ a border collie.

More effective than a scarecrow, more fun than a crack-charge, and less likely to get sucked into an engine than a sparrowhawk.

Anyone here got a border collie on 'anti-bird safety patrol' locally?

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 773 times:

Just flares and noisemakers here.
The hawks were banned by the environmentalists (animal abuse or something like that), the birds here laugh at scarecrows.
I don't think dogs would be allowed either (all that noise must be bad for them kind of thinking...).



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 760 times:

They used to have a big problem with Canadian Geese taking up residence on the island at Lake Hood that seperates the runway channel from the taxi channel.

So for at least a couple of years they would get three pigs and put them out on the island. Little known fact about pigs. They have a liking for Canadian Goose eggs and do a pretty good job of rooting out nests.

I don't think that it has been a problem for a while, since I don't think they have had to put the pigs out there again



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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 748 times:
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"Just flares and noisemakers here.
The hawks were banned by the environmentalists (animal abuse or something like that), the birds here laugh at scarecrows.
I don't think dogs would be allowed either (all that noise must be bad for them kind of thinking...)."

Actually dogs are being used here at AMS as well, and apparently they are very succesfull.

Tim



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