Tag: aircraft collisions

November 9, 2016

Experience may make birds more prone to vehicle collisions

You might think that city birds would get “street smart,” learning to evade fast-moving vehicles. But exposure to traffic may actually increase some birds’ chances of being hit, according to...

Brown-headed cowbird
April 21, 2015

How Light Can Prevent Bird Strikes

On a cold January afternoon in 2009, a flock of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) flew into both jet engines of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 as it was flying over the...