I have unearthed the following websites, which some of you may wish to check out for further information on bird hazards to aircraft, and on control methods.
(1) Bird Strike Committee USA
(2) International Bird Strike Committee
(3) Transport Canada Aerodrome Wildlife Control
(4) Federal Aeronautics Administration Wildlife Aircraft Hazard Page
Website No. 2, in particular, has numerous links to other websites with information on bird hazards to aircraft.
Message reply 1708 of February 16, 2001 by Calvin Gehlen
And if you want to read about the main reasons planes crash, here’s another great site: www.airdisasters.com. Warning, you may not want to fly any more after you see this.