Top 10 reported birdstrikes by bird family during a 5 year period in the UK.
- At position 1 we have Seagulls followed by Swallows, followed by Pigeons/Doves, Swifts, Larks, Falcons, Pipits, Crows, Owls, Starlings, Hawks/Eagles.
- Confirmed birdstrikes: collision between a bird/wildlife and an aircraft for which evidence, in the form of a carcass, or other remains, is found on the ground; or damage and/or other evidence is found on the aircraft.
- Unconfirmed birdstrikes: collision between a bird/wildlife and an aircraft for which no physical evidence is found (i.e. no damage to the aircraft is evident upon inspection, and no bird remains, carcass or blood smears are evident on the airframe).
- Significant Events (Near misses): occurrence where the presence of birds/wildlife in the air or on the ground resulted in an effect on a flight but where no physical evidence of an actual wildlife strike exists.