Predator birds always attack from above - This is why all birds are alarmed when they detect a moving object above them.
Helium filled balloons, which are flying at 10 - 30m high makes use of this instinctive behaviour - birds avoid roosting under our birdkites, which makes them an effective and inexpensive bird control method.
- Birdcontrol balloons are helium filled kites and fly permanently at a certain height, which is fixed with a long rope.
- Birds see the balloons instinctively as a threat and avoid them. Birdkites may be used to deter all kinds of birds (besides predator birds).
- Because of the height, at which birdkites can fly, also large areas up to 10 hectars can be kept almost bird-free. This makes birdkites a very suitable tool for agriculture. The higher the balloons fly, the more effective they are.
- The birdkite principle has been researched and approved by well-known universities.
- Habituation is very seldom, but can be seen during breeding season.
- Birdkites are available in two different versions. Another version
is the Hawkkite. Alternatively we offer birdkite decoys, which are fixed
to kite poles and can move freely with the wind.
- The external skin of the Birdkites must be exchanged once per month.
- Birdkites cover large areas depending on the birds and on the crop (datas from experience):
|Type of bird||Crop||
|Rooks / Crows||Emerging Cereals||15|
|Landfill Sites||1 - 6|
|Pig / Cattle Units||2 - 5|
|Drilled Maize||10 - 15|
|Wood Pigeons||Oilseed Rape||20 - 25|
|Emerging Cereals||20 - 25|
|Drilled Maize||15 - 20|
|Starlings||Cherries / Fruit Crop||5|
|Farm Buildings||1 - 5|
|Cattle Units||1 - 3|
|Small Birds||Grapes / Bush Crop||3 - 5|
|Strawberries||3 - 5|
|Geesse (Migratory)||Cereals||30 - 50|
|Seagulls||Landfill Sites||1 - 6|
Landfill site Without Birdkite
Landfill site With Birdkite
- Birdkites can be worn out by the wind, UV radiation etc. Therefore, they must be replaced monthly. Our balloon-sets contain 5 balloons and can be ordered comfortably including helium fillings through our internet shop.
- Birdkite are suitable especially for large areas, airports (with permission), landfill-sites as well as regions with low, medium and heavy population.
Birdkite Vigilante (11 m3) flying:
Before using Birdkites, please read the following Security advise carefully.