Archive for June, 2011

New study from UC Berkley shows Bird Mist Netting as safe and humane

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

From Birdwatch.co.uk:

Mist netting from Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

Mist netting shown to be safe

Posted on: 28 Jun 2011

The first large scale study into bird netting, has shown the risks of injury to be minimal.

 

Capturing birds using mist nets to study behaviour, movement or the demographics of a species is one of the most common research techniques in ornithology, yet until now there have been no large scale studies into the risks mist nets pose to birds.

 

Researchers, led by Erica Spotswood from the University of California at Berkeley, used a dataset of over 345,000 records to evaluate the risks of mist netting. Data was obtained from organisations across the United States and Canada to assess the risk factors which could increase rates of injury or mortality including bird size, age, frequency of capture and the role of predators.

 

The results revealed that birds are rarely injured or killed by mist nets. Of 620,997 captures the percentage of incidents of injury amounting to 0.59 per cent while only 0.23 per cent of captures resulted in mortality. The authors then began to analyse risk factors which could lead to increased incidents.

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Globally, airlines loose $1.2B due to bird strikes

Monday, June 20th, 2011

From THE NATION:

Global airlines lose $1.2b to bird strike

By Kelvin Osa- Okunbor

Stakeholders in the global aviation industry yesterday took stock of the debilitating effects of bird strikes to aircraft engines and operations, estimating the loss at $1.2 billion.

They spoke at an international workshop on aviation hazard management in Africa, organised by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), in collaboration with the United States Federal Aviation Administration and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation Ms Anne Ene Ita said the frequency of bird strikes in West Africa was worrisome.

She said in the global context of air transport, bird strike was not only dominant but also remains a natural and universal phenomenon.

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New Bird-B-Gone Video: Getting started with Bird Netting

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

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Refinery to pay $850,000 for bird deaths

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Oil refinery ordered to pay $850,000 in penalties after dozens of migratory birds died in an oil retention pond. The deaths occur when birds mistake these toxic ponds as fresh water sources . Fines for killing migratory birds are steep, and many plants are looking at effective solutions for keeping birds safe including sound and visual deterrents set u around the area to try and dissuade birds. One effective bird control solution for retention ponds is installing a heavy duty netting over the pond suspended by perimeter posts. The bird netting would act as a physical barrier, preventing birds from accessing the water altogether.

From the Billings Gazette:

Refinery will pay $850,000 penalty for violations

KEN DRIESE/Casper Star-Tribune

By JEREMY FUGLEBERG

Casper Star-Tribune‌

| Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011 11:45 pm

CASPER, Wyo. — The owner of an oil refinery near Rawlins with a raft of pollution problems in recent years has agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement with state regulators regarding a 2010 incident that killed dozens of birds.

Sinclair Wyoming Refinery Co. will pay $850,000 for releasing oil into a wastewater evaporation pond at its refinery, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality announced Monday.

Sinclair also agreed to spend $4.5 million on equipment upgrades and training.

On April 25, 2010, the company notified state environmental regulators that oil had been released into one of the refinery’s wastewater evaporation ponds.

After the release, 80 migratory birds were found dead in the polluted pond, a company spokesman said shortly after the incident. The final number of birds affected was far higher, state regulators say.

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Audubon activist suggests bird netting to prevent nesting swallows

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

From the San Luis Tribune:

By Joe Johnston | jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Empty nest: It’s Avila Beach, not avian beach

Netting on community center should keep the birds from coming back and rebuilding

By David Sneed | dsneed@thetribunenews.com

Archie Corpuz of Archie’s Aloha Pest Management stepped forward to solve a persistent problem of cliff swallows nesting in the eaves of the Avila Beach Community Center.

On Monday, his business installed nets to discourage the birds from building their mud nests on the center.

The Avila Beach Civic Association bought the nets for about $700, and Corpuz installed them for free.

The problem began when an unusually large number of swallows began nesting on the building, and their prolific droppings caused health and safety concerns.

Stephanie Little, an activist with the Morro Coast Audubon Society, became concerned when she learned that the nests were being washed away only to have the birds come back the next day and start nest-building all over again.

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Video: Why choose Bird-B-Gone

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

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