PREMIUM BIRDSTRIKE COVER
Birdstrike refers to the phenomenon where birds collide with man-made structures. IEC Covers offers top-of-the-line birdstrike pond covers, bird control lagoon covers, and bird control reservoir covers that decreases your chance of birdstrike events happening on your pond system
A birdstrike control pond cover is a type of geomembrane device that is installed on top of the pond in order to prevent birds from entering, drinking, and roosting on the pond water. The primary concern with birdstrikes is usually collision with aircraft, more particularly when birds smash onto windscreens or get stuck in aircraft engines. Bodies of water increase the risk of birdstrikes happening as they attract large or flocking birds. When it comes to risk, small bodies of water normally create less of a potential problem compared to bigger ones. Lakes and ponds attract flocks of birds like gulls and waterfowl such as swan or geese and this creates a significant birdstrike risk that needs to be addressed in an effective and safe manner.
How Do We Decrease Your Risk of Birdstrike?
Locate Large Ponds Away from Airfields
About 75% of birdstrike events happen below 500 feet and over 90% occur below 2,300 feet. If possible, create larger ponds as part of a pond complex on the outer boundary of the high-risk zone.
Locate Ponds in Unimproved Grasslands
Birds such as swan or geese require short lush turf to graze like improved grasslands. Low-intensity grasslands that have low nutrient content such as those with little or no fertilizer input usually are avoided. However, even within low-intensity grassland, it is still recommended to use the shelter of scrub or hedgerows in order to establish small complex ponds and still avoid the creation of bigger bodies of water.
Locate Ponds Away from Landfill Sites and Arable Land
These often provide a focal point for large flocks of birds. These can be particularly problematic during dawn and at dusk as the birds move in between feeding areas and roosting water bodies.
Install a Birdstrike Pond Cover
IEC Covers offers premium birdstrike pond covers and birdstrike reservoir covers that can completely prevent the occurrence of birdstrike events on your pond. Full coverage of the pond camouflages it from birds looking to drink, wade or roost on the waters. Read on below to know more about why this measure is the best option among the choices outlined above.