Ormond Beach

This site is a Guide Tower on the property of Calvary Christin Church located in Ormond Beach, Florida. It is located on the corner on West Granada and 95 N. BDT was approached by the church to hopefully remedy their massive vulture roost right in there back yard. Other issues the Church is having, is the vultures hanging out atop the steeple as well as all the other building roof tops. This church also a Private School located on its property and the playground is near the tower as well. Having the unsightly vultures hanging around the entire property has made the congregation very uneasy also known that vultures have a bad omen that is thought about them. BDT approached American Towers for permission to install two Vulture Effigies for testing the effectiveness of BDT’s deterrent system. This has been an ongoing test that has shown good results and completely clearing the tower for months at a time. These birds have been harassed for years mostly by the church to try and get them to move on. This tower has proved to be a challenge due to the past deterrent efforts.

Moving birds off the tower has resulted in the recommendation that a third Effigy should be installed to adequately cover the tower. Vultures at this site have proven to be stubborn in the areas that a large enough gap between effigies has given just enough space for a small number of birds to continue to come in to roost. BDT will recommend a third effigy to this area to hopefully deter the flock for the last time.

Calvary Christian Church
American Towers

Site Name: American Towers
Address: 1687 W Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Site Number: 2703
Latitude and Longitude: Lat 29.25891 Long -81117.92
Tower Guyed/Self-supporting: Guyed
Tower Purpose: Communication
FAA Height: 300 feet
Number of birds on tower before install: 300+ vultures
Install Company: Withheld
Number of effigies installed: 2
Climbers: Jon Butchelle, Marcus, and Nick
Install date: 11/14/2017
Observation dates: 11/14/2017, 11/15/2017, 11/20/2017, 11/29,2017, 1/31/2017, 12/6/2017, 12/9/2017, 12/19/2017, 1/29/2018,
Bold Dates show pictures 12/6/2017, 12/9/2017, 12/19/2017, 12/29/2018, 1/7/2018, 1/15/2018,2/8/2018
Verified cleared date: 12/6/2017

Pictures:

11/14/2017                                                                                                   11/15/2017