Date of this Version
Presented at 2011 Bird Strike North America Conference, September 12-15, 2011, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
DFW Airport Overview
DFW Airport is located in Texas along a major path of the Central Flyway- one of four North American migratory bird routes.
Migratory species in addition to year round residents pose a challenge for the airport.
Fifty five percent of land area is developed.
Operations numbers typically exceed 600,000 flights annually.
Birds, migratory and resident, pose the biggest wildlife challenge
Contributing attractants to bird activity are human activity and development:
- Mowing operations
- Surrounding development
DFW Airport Design
Original design and landscape scheme contributes to bird challenges
- Live Oaks central to original landscape theme in Developed Areas, including Terminals A, B, C, and E
- Live Oaks green year round