Bird Strike Committee Proceedings


Date of this Version

August 2001


Birds attracted to domestic waste landfill sites situated close to airfields may represent a significant flight safety hazard. Local planning controls may be used to prevent the establishment of such sites or to enforce bird control measures as part of site management plans. Different bird control techniques may have different levels of effectiveness and little consideration is given to the period of time (Dawn to dusk or operational hours), over which they are applied. CSL is currently undertaking a four year study to evaluate bird control techniques on landfill sites in the UK. The following paper shows how bird control on a landfill site which may appear successful, may not reduce the birdstrike risk at your airfield.