OPEN SPACE BIRD CONTROL
Bird problems in open areas like landfills and parks are challenging to say the least. Birds in trees can be impossible to deter. Generally, only trapping and harrassment have offered any results...until now. The Eagle Eye is an optical bird scarer that harmlessly deters birds from unwanted areas by making use of light beams reflected from direct sunlight or artificial light. The reflective pyramid rotates via an electric motor, sending the beams around in a menacing pattern. The light spectrum reflected back by the Eagle Eye disorients birds in flight by limiting their vision significantly. This causes the bird to deviate in flight and fly to another destination.
"What I can tell you about Eagle Eye is this. I do not think anyone will get a complete effect from one type of treatment. However, the Eagle Eyes have made a huge difference for us this year. At the beginning of the ripening, we realized there were close to ten times as many birds around than ever before. We had bought three Eagle Eyes last year and they were up but, the uncovered areas were being savagely attacked. We bought five more and then added the ultrasonic and predator audible devices to augment and I must say our damage was very limited. I am quite comfortable in saying that, had we done nothing we would have lost up to ten percent of our crop! At the end of the day, we lost less than one percent. Netting would cost us ten times more particularly in labor and I am not aware of anything that can have this kind of effect. We did use some CDs hanging in a few places where the birds were very bad. At this time the bird population is quite small down around 95% from the time in January when we got aggressive." —Rusty Myers, Amani Vineyards