2009 was the 11th combined meeting of Bird Strike Committee USA and Bird Strike Committee Canada. Previous separate meetings of the two organizations have occurred since 1999 throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Presentations have included papers, posters and demonstrations on wildlife control techniques, new technologies, land-use issues, training, engineering standards, and habitat management. These presentations have all contributed to an enhanced awareness of the bird hazard issue.
Bird Strikes and The Courts: The Antonov Case, Valter Battistoni
Successful Strategies for Aviation Wildlife Mitigation, Paul Eschenfelder
Integrating Avian Radar into the Aviation Operating Environment, Richard Sowden and Paul Eschenfelder
North American Bird Strike Advisory System, Russell DeFusco, Michel Hovan, James Harper, and Kurt Heppard