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Birder's World magazine
Feather Identification Lab
Birds and airplanes and our April 2009 issue
We all suspected that Canada Geese were the unlucky birds struck by the US Airways jet that came down in the Hudson River last month, and yesterday the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed it. Now researchers are trying to determine if the birds were migratory geese, which weigh 6-11 pounds...
2/13/2009 10:51:00 AM
When talking about birds and airplanes, it can't be us vs. them
Today a newspaper reporter asked what I thought should or could be done "to try to solve the dangerous situation of birds striking airplanes." Environmentalists are often criticized for advocating a worldview that creates a false division between nature on the one hand and all of humankind...
5/1/2009 2:02:00 PM
Scientists say US Airways plane hit migratory Canada Geese
Federal transportation officials confirmed in February that US Airways Flight 1549, which splashed into the Hudson River on January 15, had ingested Canada Geese into its engines. Now scientists at the Smithsonian Institution, after examining feather remains from the bird strike, have determined that...
6/8/2009 9:00:00 AM
New research: Geese react sooner to oncoming planes with lights on
No, you didn't accidentally land on one of Kalmbach's websites about model planes , trains , or automobiles . The men crouching in the photo above with a remote-controlled airplane are wildlife biologists who may have uncovered a new way to prevent collisions between birds and aircraft. If, like me,...
7/9/2012 6:00:00 PM
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