2018 Conference and Training

4thBiannual Bird Strike Association of Canada Conference/Training Workshop

The 2018 Birdstrike Canada Conference/Training Workshop was held from 16-17 October in Vaudreuil, Quebec. The program consisted of very brief invited and solicited presentations followed by extensive discussions. This year’s topic was “Putting it all together – the making of an airport wildlife management program”.  The beautiful Chateau Vaudreuil  on the shores of Lac des Deux-Montagnes was an outstanding venue and the conference was fully subscribed.

We have already begun planning the 2019 North American Bird Strike Conference which we are hosting in Halifax, Nova Scotia the week of August 12th 2019. This conference will be an excellent opportunity to stay abreast of advances in the field of airport wildlife management not only in North America, but due to international participants, also around the world.

We urge you to mark it on you calendar and plan to attend the conferene in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. We will keep you up to date right here on this page so check back often.

Advance Airport Training for Airport Managers – Thursday 18 October 2018

The BSAC training course for 2018 was directed primarily at individuals who are managing an airport wildlife program who want to use and be aware of the best practices available in the industry. The course was fully subscribed. Trainers were Pierre Molina and Gary Searing, both of whom have many years of experience managing airport programs and training managers of airport wildlife programs in Canada and abroad. The course structure and content was, in part,  determined by the needs and interests of the participants.

The course followed the theme of the conference, “Putting it all Together” with the following modules:

  • Developing the program and writing the plan
  • Conducting a hazard and risk assessment
  • The value of monitoring
  • Strike reporting and analysis
  • Setting goals and performance measures
  • Conducting self-audits of your program
  • Making sure your wildlife program is SMS compliant