TWS Wildlife News

Wildlife repellent trialed at U.S. airports

Since the beginning of aviation, wildlife strikes—and bird strikes in particular—have posed a hazard to human health and safety. Unfortunately, the potential for wildlife collisions with aircraft continues to increase as flight technology advances and as civil and military aviation expands. By deterring wildlife use of

TWS Wildlife News

Protecting planes that don’t ever fly

It isn’t unusual for Wildlife Services airport biologists to be working at military airbases assisting in efforts to keep aviation personnel and assets, as well as birds, safe from bird/aircraft strikes. Most often the work

Conservation News

Birds sound off when aircraft fly by

When researchers studied the effects of aircraft flying over national parks, they expected the noise would cover up any bird song, and maybe cause birds to startle and hush up. Instead, they found birds actually

Nala Rogers

A falcon legacy

Skip Ambrose hasn’t missed an American peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) nesting season in 40 years. Through binoculars and spotting scopes, he has watched the population on the upper Yukon River in Alaska climb from 12