Aviation Safety Bulletin, March 2017 Misrepresentation of Lasers used for Airport Wildlife Management
Airports or other institutions that are planning to purchase or trial laser devices marketed for wildlife dispersal should ensure that, prior to commissioning a laser device, its classification and specifications are independently validated by an accredited testing agency and that commensurate safety protocols are adopted.
FAA web page A great information source is FAA resources for wildlife.
Managing Bird Strikes - Species Information Sheets The Australian Airports Association (AAA) in conjunction with Avisure and using data from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), with the support of the AAWHG, has published Species Information Sheets to aid aerodrome operators in managing bird strike risks.
CASA Advisory Circular: Wildlife Hazard Management at Aerodromes The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), with the support of the AAWHG, has published its first Advisory Circular on Wildlife Hazard Management at Aerodromes. The circular aims to provide information and guidance to the operators of aerodromes to monitor, manage and report their wildlife hazards in accordance with the applicable regulations and standards.
Bird Risk Assessment Model for Airports and Aerodromes The University of Adelaide and Adelaide Airport Ltd, supported by the AAWHG, have developed a Bird Risk Assessment Model for Airports and Aerodromes. The model aims to assist in the assessment of the relative risk of an aviation strike posed by bird species at individual airports/aerodromes. The model also provides a framework to support those aerodromes required by the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations to produce a wildlife management plan. This tool should allow airport and aerodrome operators to rank species and then focus their bird hazard reduction programs on those species presenting the greatest risk. Both quantitative and qualitative measures of abundances and strikes are used to rank probabilities of a species being involved in a strike at a particular airport since airports differ in the quality and quantity of information that they hold. In this way the tool is designed to take into account different levels of knowledge and available statistics for different airports. Bird Risk Assessment Model for Airports and Aerodromes (661 KB)
Wildlife Hazard Management Plan - Updated Template The AAWHG together with the Australian Airports Associaton and Avisure have updated the Wildlife Hazard Management Plan template. (838 kb) This document is a useful resource for aerodromes wishing to prepare or update their Wildlife Hazard Management Plan. The template has been designed so that the non relevant sections can be removed and the content taylored to suit the size and complexity of the airport. Detailed instructions for its use are contained within the template. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Fying Fox (Australian Pteropus Species) fact sheet. Kay-Lora Tang and Anja Divljan from the Australian Museum have produced a Fying Fox (Australian Pteropus Species) fact sheet. This sheet contains useful information on the location, habitat, diet, behaviour and lifespan of this species. Please click on the link provided for more information.
ICAO Electronic Bulletin: 2001 - 2007 Bird Strike Analysis (IBIS) The International Civil Aviation Organization has recently released Electronic Bulletin (EB 2009/37) titled: 2001-2007 Bird Strike Analyses (IBIS). This report in summary, provides analysis on the bird strikes that were reported to ICAO over this period and provides some interesting information on Wildlife Hazard Management from a uniquely international perspective. To view a copy of the bulletin, please click on the above link.
Industry Articles: Flight Safety Australia (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) March - April 2011: Special article on wildlife strikes July - August 2012: Article on the CASA aerodrome survey conducted in 2011. This survey including questions on the techniques used by aerodrome operators for wildlife hazard management.