Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

September 1966


We now move from the inside of the hangar to the outside and view the problem of birds on runways and taxiways. The increased use of aircraft for transportation and the increased use of jet aircraft to take care of this transportation will, of course, compound our bird problems at major airports. To lesson this probability of the bird-aircraft strike, bird management plans should be initiated at these var¬ious commercial airports so we can lessen the bird problem. To show you some of the mechanics involved in a bird management plan, I'm going to take you to a typical airport which some of you have departed from or arrived at during the last year.