Study

An early design of a radar-activated deterrent system shows promise as a method to scare birds away from a tailing facility in northeast Nevada, USA

  • Published source details Weber R.A. & Filas B.A. (1993) Experimental radar-activated hazing system. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 93, 2377-2378

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Use visual and acoustic ‘scarers’ to deter birds from landing on pools polluted by mining or sewage

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Use visual and acoustic ‘scarers’ to deter birds from landing on pools polluted by mining or sewage

    A trial of an early design of radar-activated system (that triggered a stereo, fire alarm, propane cannons and firecrackers) aimed at scaring birds from mine tailing facilities in Nevada, USA (Weber &Filas 1993), showed that the system had promise. Subsequent trials of the system are described in (Johansson et al. 1993, Stevens et al. 2000, Ronconi et al. 2004).

     

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