UV Paint was developed by Reel Wings Decoy Company (a leader in UV technology) to match the UV spectrum of feathers that only birds can only, in order to apply it to decoys to attract waterfowl for the hunting industry. During development, it was discovered that modifying the UV formula by making it extremely intense can actually scare birds away instead of attracting them. This led to the development of Bird Bright UV Paint Systems.
By applying Bird Bright on oil waste pit fences, wind towers, and cell towers, the intensity of the UV reflection will alarm birds and flare them to other more attractive areas. Bird Bright has the ability to diminish the impact these structures have on wildlife.
Reel Wings’ President Michael Marcotte states:
“Bird Bright is a revolutionary paint we have tested for over 5 years in smaller settings and we feel now is the time to partner with an eco-friendly oil exploration company that is interested in what’s in the best interest of our environment and to test Bird Bright on the current fencing around the oil pits.”
The State of North Dakota has shown interest in the project, and it is possible that grant money is available if the right partnership is found. The final field test is expected to last 2 years before we plan a national marketing campaign to launch our products. We are also looking for a wind turbine company for our second stage coatings testings.
On March 1, 2012, Reel Wings Decoy Co. Inc. announced the spin-off of its Bird Bright™ UV bird deterrent system to Valley EcoSystems Technology. The new company better reflects the company’s vision and the Bird Bright product line.
Valley EcoSystems Technology will begin the task to market and license the Bird Bright UV paint system in the United States and Canada and we are currently seeking International partnerships.
For more information, follow us on the Valley EcoSystems Technology facebook page, or contact Michael Marcotte 701-885-2441.
Image: Malachite Kingfisher courtesy shutterstock