BIRD SCARING RESULTS

Results after 5 weeks intensive testing.

The data collected can be divided into two categories:

Bird scaring data

This data shows how the birds react to our solution. Demonstrating the effectiveness and functionality of our product.

The reaction to our drone was beyond our expectations. In almost all cases the birds left the vicinity and flew far away somewhere else. In some cases, they stayed in the area on a neighbouring field, but this happened with small flocks which are harder to scare.

After scaring the birds for around two consecutive days, they stayed away for around a week. This proves the effectiveness of our platform and the birds’ ability to learn that the field is protected.

The following graph shows a summary of all of the scaring experiments we did during the project duration.

Bird activity data

The following data provides a more general overview of geese behaviour in the area. 

In the beginning, we suspected that birds were more active during the morning and evening, right after sunrise and just before sunset. After the duration of this project, we have been able to prove this theory thanks to our observations.

We were also able to collect data about the weather conditions that birds fly in, and it turns out they do not fly in large winds, specifically more than 12 m/s.

We also saw that they do not fly in heavy rains. This affects our development directly as we don’t need to fly in extreme conditions.

Conclusion

Our solution has proven to be an extremely effective scaring device. Guaranteeing both immediate effects and avoiding birds to come for a few days afterwards. An Autonomous solution is required for covering the different times of the day in which the flocks come.

Interested? Check out our bird scaring solutions including the drone, a bird scaring service and the fully autonomous platform.