Eagle Eye Bird Control provides you with an optical bird scarer approved and recommended by the Department of Nature Conservation.
This is the first bird scarer to harmlessly relocate birds successfully from unwanted areas such as:
- Farm lands,
- Golf greens,
- Public Areas,
The Eagle Eye™ bird-scarer does not harm the bird in any way and results show a reduction of bird infestation of up to 80% within 3 months!!
Take a look at some of the recorded case studies and success stories in the Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial and Outdoors Sectors, as well as the control problems in the Marine & Airstrip Environments.
Keeping birds out of crops can be a never-ending battle. Bird damage can be considerable and has had farmers at wits' end because, until recently, no sustainable way to see birds off has been available. As Piet Strachan of Botswana puts it: "When the quelea finches are done, there's nothing left. They eat up to 60% of our harvest."
New on the market, the Eagle Eye bird scarer is an innovative and effective solution. Patented and manufactured in South Africa, its attracted world-wide interest. Nature conservation authorities and animal welfare organisations favour it, as it harmlessly repels birds without disrupting nature. And its list of successes is growing.
Rusty Meyers, owner of Amani Wine Farm outside Stellenbosch, reports that four units in his Cabernet vineyard have decreased bird damage by 80%. Jacques Visser from Onder Swaarmoed Farm near Ceres credits a 70% decrease in bird damage to his table-grape crop to the Eagle Eye. Strawberry farmers report remarkable results. Lourens van den Berg of Ecoberry farm has seen bird damage drop by 90%.
The device effectively repels pigeons, doves and starlings. Dr Francois Koekemoer of Monsanto SA confirms it works against queleas – trials show 30% less damage.
The Eagle Eye reflects intense arcs of sunlight over an area, irritating birds' eyes. The movement of the flashing beams prevents habituation. Adding broadcast calls of birds of prey works very well.
An electric motor run on by a photovoltaic panel or battery rotates the units' mirror system. A 12-volt battery in the field will last two months without recharging.
The reflective surfaces are manufactured from a special very strong, hail-resistant ABS plastic which functions optimally in direct sunlight, reflecting the light spectrum to which birds' eyes are most sensitive. Other surfaces are far less effective.
The units can cover up to 6ha each. At least two are needed to cover blind spots. Obstructions such as trees and highgrowing crops affect the number and spacing of units, which must be placed in the field at least two to three weeks before the harvest is ripe enough to attract birds.
The price, battery included, is R3 480/unit (excl VAT ). This means the capital outlay, at 6ha protected per unit, is around R580/ha. Savings vary, but a 20% increase in a wine grape harvest can equal nearly R20 000/ha.