Cattle Egrets (Bubuluc ibis) have become established in the U.S. as a well-known species since their immigration from South America in the early 1950's. They have shown themselves to be well-adapted to new environments, and have expanded into most parts of North America. The Air Force has recorded several bird/aircraft strikes with Cattle Egrets, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage and aircraft down time. Behavioral aspects of the birds such as reproduction and feeding, combined with large populations, make Cattle Egrets a particularly bad problem in some areas. One particular Air Force location required extensive measures be taken in order to eliminate a roost site adjacent to an active airfield runway. These methods could provide some insight into dealing effectively with Cattle Egrets near airports. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper from the Proceeding of the Conference and Training Workshop on Wildlife Hazards to Aircraft, Held at Charleston, South Carolina on 22-25 May 1984, pp 161-169.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Peer Consultants

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    Federal Aviation Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Will, T J
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Aircraft; Airports; Birds; Countermeasures; Crashes; Prevention
  • Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Environment; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FAA-AAS-84-1, AD-A148 330
  • Contract Numbers: DTFA01-83-R-11287
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM