Why Not Use RADAR To Prevent Bird Strikes

As more editorials come out about the concern over bird strikes in airplanes, I had kind of a duh moment yesterday on Twitter. BirdDiva posted a link to the Merlin RADAR system as a means to track birds around airports.

Well, duh!

She brought up a good point--we can track bird and even insect migration with RADAR, so why not translate that technology to airports? It seems to be a better solution that just shooting any bird willy nilly whether it's an endangered species or not?

Is it possible that the solution could be this simple?