Bird Control Products
- Measured performance
- Deterrent controllers
- Bird Data
- Economic assessment
Bird Control Solutions
The BirdDeter radar time and date records all bird activity within its detection zone to the nearest second. Performance of the system is therefore well documented. Bird activity data has been recorded in many horticultural situations and has been correlated with good outcomes.
Although bird activity in an area is subject to complex environmental factors, indications that control is taking place can be seen by the following trends in the bird activity data:
The radar is therefore a valuable tool not only because of its responsiveness (see "Learning Theory and Learning Theory ") but also because it provides continuos evaluation of performance and the development of strategy, ie. "Good measurement leads to better management."
The Granite Belt Horticultural Research Station conducted a trial to determine the effectiveness of the BirdDeter system. The report found that the apple orchard protected by the BirdDeter system suffered 0.15% to 0.64% crop damage, while the unprotected orchard suffered 6.8% to 38.5% damage (depending on the apple variety).
The BirdDeter system has been used effectively with Suntown Landfill (Gold Coast) to reduce the number of scavenging Ibis.