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 is Eagle Eye?
The Eagle Eye™ bird scarer is an effective bird deterrent device that harmlessly relocates birds. Birds are irritated by reflected light beams that flash at various angles from a rotating Eagle Eye™ unit. The system has been extensively tested and used on hundreds of locations in Australia as well as internationally. Facilities and situations include resorts, food production facilities, waste treatment plants, correctional facilities, hospitals, libraries, government buildings, tourist facilities, golf courses, bowling greens, and horticultural crops to name but a few. The species of pest birds now being deterred by Eagle Eye in Australia is extensive.
Eagle Eye has been used extensively used in South Africa and is the original home of Eagle Eye having been developed and tested there over the past 5 years. Extensive trials and now commercial use has been very successful in a wide variety of commercial and cropping situations. South African and American success stories have been included on this page to give Australians greater access to information on this exiting product range.
The Eagle Eye™ is complementary to the full range of products and techniques used by bird control experts to relocate birds from infested areas. Correct placing and Installation is relatively easy. The Eagle Eye™ optical device has proven to be effective for the control and management of birds in a variety of applications.
How Eagle Eye Works
The Eagle Eye’s 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.
Powering the Unit
The system works off 12-volt electricity from a 5watt solar panel or from a transformer plugged into an 240v AC outlet. The solar panel provides power to a battery system that can run the unit during the night. A wide variety of brackets and lights are available to mount to any surface.
The Eagle Eye can cover a vast area and should always be installed as part of a system or network of two units or more. The Eagle Eye reflects sunlight back in the direction of the sun, leaving an unprotected area behind the unit. This changes during the day as the sun moves from East to West. Buildings, trees and other obstacles can create shadows as well. To overcome this, multiple units may be used. Additionally, powerful LED lights may be mounted above the unit to mimic sunlight.
What to Expect
The Eagle Eye can be expected to deter a high-percentage of resident birds (fewer if the pressure is heavy); in these cases it should be reinforced with population dispersal, site cleanup, mechanical deterrents and/or physical deterrents (such as AVEPRO Netting, Bird Spikes, Shock, etc). Should reflections irritate people in nearby buildings, deflectors or Eagle Eye RED (tinted unit) can be installed to reduce the issue. The units will require cleaning and annual maintenance so a maintenance contract should be contemplated with an accredited Eagle Eye installer.
Developing a bird management strategy with Eagle Eye
For assistance, please provide us with the following :
- Bird species present and an approximate number of birds
- Bird behaviour (i.e. nesting, roosting, feeding, etc)
- Address for assessment using Google Earth
- Any other details specific to the facility or situation
Where to use
Open, exposed areas where bird populations cannot be managed with physical means; i.e. parking areas, roof-tops, warehouse doors, food facilities, retail environments, building facades, agricultural settings.
Target Bird Species
All species, however species such as mynas, sparrows, starlings and cockatoos will require additional means of deterrence to achieve an adequate result.
Light – Medium, should not be used where birds are nesting without some form of population management.
Durable ABS Plastic, aluminium and galvanized steel.
Installation is simple, however the important steps is determining the best placement for the device.
For more information visit the Eagle Eye web site.