• US Coast Guard Successfully Tested The Whirlybird Repeller On Its Navigational Aids

    Left: Coast Guard aid to navigation with excessive bird guano. Right: Another Coast Guard aid to navigation with WhirlyBird Repeller in place; no significant bird guano. Result: reduced

    Left: Coast Guard aid to navigation with excessive bird guano. Right: Another Coast Guard aid to navigation with WhirlyBird Repeller in place; no significant bird guano.

    Excerpt from The Aids to Navigation Bulletin, National Aids to Navigation School, U.S. Coast Guard, Spring 2006 (Volume 33, Number 3).

    Whirly Bird Deterrent
    by BMC A.J. White, ANT Charleston

    During the fourteen months from August 2004 to October 2005, ANT Georgetown tested a bird deterrent device created by a local company, Whirlybird Solutions. The “WhirlyBird Repeller” is designed to rotate in the wind, which causes noise and excessive movement that scare birds.

    ANT Charleston installed the WhirlyBird on several aids with a history of outages caused by excessive guano that they had been visiting at least once a quarter for the last three years to recharge the aid and clean the solar panel.

    Since the WhirlyBirds were installed, there has not been a single discrepancy related to excessive guano on those aids. The significant decrease in discrepancy response has allowed the ANTs to conduct more annual services and asset maintenance. For more information about the WhirlyBird, visit their website.

  • Fred Wichmann

    The WhirlyBird has been used successfully by Fred Wichmann for several years to protect his dock and the Mobjack, his classic 45' Herreshoff Ketch built in 1936.

    The WhirlyBird has been used successfully by Fred Wichmann for several years to protect his dock and the Mobjack, his classic 45′ Herreshoff Ketch built in 1936.

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    Dear WhirlyBird Solutions, I had a WhirlyBird Repeller installed on my dock about two years ago. Prior to this, I had experienced considerable intrusions by various bird-pests alighting in the rigging of my forty-five foot sailboat’s sixty-foot mast and depositing their droppings over my vessel and dock. During the past two years I have been completely spared this considerable annoyance due to the definite effectiveness of this device. Having lived around salt water all my life, and having been Commodore of the James Island Yacht Club, as well as past Commander of the United States Power Squadrons, I do express my opinions from a knowledgeable background and from experience with bird problems in the marine environment.

    The WhirlyBird Repeller works!

    Most sincerely, Fred Wichmann, Sr.

  • SeaFox Boat Company, Inc.

    seafoxTo whom it may concern,

    In the summer of 2007, we had a large seagull infestation around our manufacturing facility. There were several hundred birds that were a real nuisance. I tried several solutions with no results. I was then referred to WhirlyBird Solutions. I installed 10 Whirlybird Repellers on my 200,000 square-foot building, and the birds went away immediately. I was delighted at this sight. I would recommend using this product to anyone who needs an immediate solution to help with nuisance birds.

    Yours faithfully,

    Chris Nemeth
    VP Operations
    SeaFox Boat Company, Inc.
    2550 Highway 52
    Moncks Corner, SC 29461

  • Irvin House Vineyards

    The WhirlyBird Repeller scares birds away from the Irvin House Vineyards!

    The WhirlyBird Repeller scares birds away from the Irvin House Vineyards!

    Dear WhirlyBird Solutions,

    The use of the WhirlyBird Repeller resulted in a dramatic increase in production, with an overall 15 to 20% greater yield during the summer of 2006 and an even greater yield during the summer of 2007. In fact, our yield for the past two summers with the WhirlyBirds has exceeded our capacity, allowing us to sell our remaining crop to home winemakers. The WhirlyBird Repeller works so well, Irvin-House Vineyards actually includes a discussion of this device during its wine tasting tours. After we had picked all the grapes we could use, we removed the WhirlyBirds from the vineyard. Within three days of this removal, the crows and blackbirds were back and helped clear out the bad and leftover fruit and proceeded to clean up the vineyard.

    Jim Irvin, Owner,
    Irvin House Vineyards
    Wadmalaw Island, SC

  • Lutz Berry Farm

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    Dear WhirlyBird Solutions:

    I have a very small high density Blueberry Farm located in South Georgia. We have always had problems with birds migrating up during harvest and causing damage to the fruit. The birds typically come in small flocks from 50 to 75 birds and hang around through harvest and then migrate North. The biggest threat with the birds in high density Blueberries is that you have a relatively large amount of fruit concentrated in a small area. I have tried several different things in the past to prevent them from coming into the field. I have used fake hawks, different colored tape tied to the overhead sprinklers, and used shotgun sounds to try and keep them out of the field.

    This year I put 30 WhirlyBird Repellers placed at different heights scattered over a 6 acre field. I concentrated them a little more towards the areas that the birds typically light. The WhirlyBird Repellers were placed on top of ¾ galvanized pipes at heights anywhere from 6ft to 8.5ft. I was amazed at the results that I got. One morning I watched a flock drop into the field and within a few minutes they left and never came back. I kept looking for them to come back at anytime because they always do. I did not happen. This is the first year that I can honestly say that I did not see any bird damage. You have a product that really works and I thank you for it.

    Sincerely,

    Eric Lutz
    Lutz Berry Farm
    28 East Dame Ave.
    Homerville, Ga 31634
    912-470-8001