Bird Strike Committee Proceedings



Date of this Version

October 2005


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These guidelines are provided for those who routinely collect bird remains from runways or aircraft components for bird strike identification. They are advisory in nature to provide guidance for field biologists and others concerned about highly pathogenic avian influenza. Currently, Avian Influenza (H5N1) has NOT been reported in the United States and we are operating under the following guidelines. These guidelines may be updated periodically.