Welcome to Airport Wild! Join us as we dive into the wild world of wildlife mitigation and aviation. We bring together wildlife damage experts to discuss tips, tactics and do a few gear reviews to help you bring your Airport Wildlife Management Program to a Higher Level. Please subscribe and leave a review. Each week we will select a reviewer to win a pack of our SNARE seasoning.
Airport Wildlife Trainers Julia Priolo and Darby Albrect join the show and talk about some of their role as Trainers for Loomacres Wildlife Management. We touch on some of the FAA requirements that airports and airport staff have to comply with as well as how Covid 19 changed the landscape and paved the way for Virtual Training.
- Virtual Training
- P139 Airport Certification
Brooke Morgan and Cata Wingfield sit down with us and share some of their best and worst experiences being an Airport Wildlife Biologist with Loomacres Wildlife Management. Both have entered a career in wildlife management after breezing through school and doing field work in Fish Hatcheries, Squib Boats, and Idaho back country. Learn what it takes to be successful in the industry and enjoy the free tips from these two.
Gary Cooke is a B787 pilot for American Airlines and a retired USAF C-5 pilot and safety officer. Gary has over 40 years’ aviation experience flying military, corporate, general, and commercial flying and has focused his safety efforts in reducing bird/wildlife strike risk within aviation. Most recently Gary started the Bird Strike Working Group for the National Business Aviation Association, and as such has represented NBAA as a steering committee member for the BSC-USA.
He also represents NBAA on the WBA where he has been a board member and has had a key role in developing the Global Action Plan for reducing B/W strike risks in Aviation. Gary has written and presented numerous papers on identifying bird/wildlife hazards and reducing the risk in aviation specific to pilots. Gary and his wife Margaret Golden have four grown children and reside in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
- World Birdstrike Association
- Upcoming Seminars
- Training Courses
Innovator, visionary, entrepreneur and expert trapper Jim Comstock was tired of using junk equipment that hadn't been redesigned in 20 plus years so he went into his workshop and Comstock Custom Cages was formed. Hear Jim's story of taking his passion and love for trapping and turned it into a business.
- Cage Trapping
- Nuisance Trapping
- Wildlife Damage Control
Project Biologist and Habitat Expert Kaylee Resha and NY-Regional Director Sean Langevin from the National Wild Turkey Federation join our show to talk about the impact the NWTF is having on habitat as well as their 10 year campaign of Save the Habitat Save the Hunt initiative that has already surpassed expectations!
Darby Albrecht; Loomacres Airport Wildlife Biologist and Wildlife Hazard Management Trainer from Tulsa, Ok is our guest on episode 24. She discusses tips and tricks for beaver trapping, harassing eagles the correct and legal way, and even shares some stories from the field. We go over her duties as a trainer for FAA Certified Airport Wildlife Hazard Management.
Crystal Alexander who has been an airport wildlife biologist in Kansas and Alaska joins on todays show. She shares with us her college days at Stephen F. Austin in Texas and The University of Alaska Fairbanks as well as her time as an ammo specialist in the U.S. Army.
Mike Matney has been trapping since he was 11 and was even able to buy a brand new truck as a 16 year old child, all paid for by trapping. He joins our show today with some great stories, and great insight on the industry and where the future of trapping might be headed.
On Episode 19 our guest is Gary Searing the Executive Director of The Bird Strike Association of Canada. https://canadianbirdstrike.ca https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/operating-airports-aerodromes/controlling-wildlife-near-airports-aerodromes
We sit down with Kitty Carroll of the International Falconry Academy and Bird Strike Force to talk about the use of Falconry in the Abatement of Wildlife and Education of the public
We sit down with 3 Biologists from Loomacres Wildlife Management to discuss waterfowl management techniques used around the country. Both Active and Passive techniques are discussed and lots of laughs are shared in this fun episode
We sit down with Jimmy Hamilton of Vortex Optics. A 12 year veteran of the company and optics, Jimmy is a wealth of knowledge on the subject of Binoculars. Jimmy and I discuss what makes a binocular tic, and what you should be thinking about the next time you check out some Binos online or at your local optics counter
We were able to sit and talk dog work on an airfield with Loomacres employees Brooke Morgan and Brett Jacobson. We talk Idaho fisheries, Golden Retrievers for airport work and just have a great conversation overall
Today, Cody and I are able to sit down with Janet Pesaturo as she shares her knowledge of trail cameras and their usage. We swap tips, tricks and insights to help you gain more knowledge and more usage out of your trail cameras at your home or airport. For a copy of Janet's book, check out the link below: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811719065/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
Josh, Clint and Cody join us in a round table discussion about coyote control on an airfield environment. Between lethal immediate removal trapping and habitat management, we skim the surface of coyote behavior and control while sharing insights and more than a few laughs
In this episode, we discuss WHaMRAT with one of its contributors, Mr. Russ DeFusco. Russ sits with us and goes over the program in detail and we discuss it's merits in helping the aviation community to better their understanding of the wildlife hazards and risks surrounding their airfields. A link to the ACRP 145 PDF file: http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/173318.aspx
Today we sit down with Barthell Joseph of the Reed-Joseph International company, importers and distributors of Pyrotechnics in the United States and discuss pyrotechnics in an aviation setting. We also are giving away our first piece of Review Swag! Make sure and give us a review and you can get a chance for your own!
Listen in as we sit down with Amy Anderson, a Wildlife Biologist with the FAA as we go over Advisory Circular 150/5200-38. This is a two-parter as we also discussed AC-33C, but that episode will come out in a couple days.
In this episode, we go over drones with Brandon Guillot in Little Rock Arkansas. Laughs are had as we discuss drones and how to fly them, and dive into some of the legal hoops we have to fly through and other punny jargon associated with these plastic psuedo-fowl
And welcome to today’s episode of the Airport Wild! Podcast
As always, I’m your host Jesse Warner
In Today’s episode, we recently got the chance to sit down and talk with Bill Antonides of Gander Island Consulting Services, And discuss habitat management in an Airport Setting
We cover topics such as: Why Habitat Management is Important on an Airport as well as cover Some of the Nuances of Habitat Management, such as Edge and Synergistic Effects, and why you should be mindful of them in your management
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An Introductory episode into some of the resources available to help Identify bird species around you! We touch on using Old School guide books, and like everything, we show that there's an app for that! https://m.facebook.com/AirportWild
In this, the inaugural episode of the Airport Wild! Podcast, we will be discussing and breaking down binoculars so that you, the listener can make an informed choice about what binoculars can best suit your needs. We will also be discussing Bird Identification tools in brief, and a couple others things that everyone should have in their bare bones bird bag to start bringing Wildlife Management to a Higher Level. https://m.facebook.com/AirportWild