Sea-Tac Airport First To Use Bird Tracking Radar
This week the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport become the first airport in the United States to use a real time bird tracking radar system.
The system uses Accipiter Avian Radar to detect individual birds from small sparrows to large Canada Geese up to approximately two miles away. The bird activity is then displayed in real time on a Google Earth map. Airport officials can take these maps with them on a laptop.
Once birds are detected, pilots can be warned and the birds scared off using noise making guns.
Hopefully more airports start using radar systems like this instead of just killing the birds.