Phone app highlights threat to birds


A smartphone app has been released that can measure the impact of construction work on waterbirds in protected areas.

The software offers advice on how development projects, in the guise of noise levels and other disturbances, can affect birds’ behaviour.

Researchers from the University of Hull, UK, developed the app that built on a study carried out on behalf of the Environment Agency.

The team hopes it will minimise the disruption from flood prevention work.