Bird Strike Association of Canada

Bird Strike Canada Seminar Series

We are pleased to announce our new seminar series that will bring speakers, many of whom you would never hear at a bird strike conference, right to your office, which for most of us these days is our living room. Given that we had to cancel the 2020 Canadian Bird Strike Conference and that most airport and airline personnel would not be able to attend a 2021 conference even if one were held due to the financial devastation caused to the industry by Covid, this seminar series should be just the tonic for those of us feeling isolated in our profession and hungry for outside stimulation. With two speakers bringing you up-to-date information each month (almost), you can get a conference worth of talks and information at a small fraction of the cost. We are excited about this initiative and think you will be too.

Our first session in January is on the effects of Covid on airport wildlife and on bird strikes.

Click button below to learn more about the series’ topics and register.

Bird Strike Canada

We believe that the key to reduce damaging wildlife strikes to aircraft in Canada is by building a community of  professionals to exchange ideas, experiences and co-operative efforts to better manage wildlife at all Canadian airports.  It is through the ecological management of wildlife and the application of best practices that we will be successful in reducing strikes to aircraft. In pursuing these beliefs, we influence all aspects of airport wildlife management in Canada.

The Bird Strike Association of Canada (BSAC or Bird Strike Canada) is a leader in airport wildlife strike prevention. Through dialogue with the industry, Bird Strike Canada seeks and advances innovative ideas in aviation safety. Our mandate includes setting standards and addressing industry issues by formulating effective strategies and implementing change through regulatory means. Birdstrike  Canada is “The Canadian Voice of Wildlife Strike Prevention.”

The Bird Strike Canada is recognized by Transport Canada as Canada’s National Bird Strike Committee organized under the guidelines set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Wildlife Strike Photo Data Base

Send your strike photos to

We now have a data base of over 1000 photos of wildlife struck by aircraft at Canadian airports. Photo evidence of the species struck and the location/evidence on the aircraft is some of the most important data recovered from a strike event. Yet Transport Canada’s strike form does not allow the upload of photos; therefore, those data are generally lost. The Bird Strike Canada Wildlife Strike Photo Data Base is an initiative to capture and save the strike photos which can then be linked to the Transport Canada Data Base. The additional advantage of sending in photos is that Bird Strike Canada experts will check your identification of the species struck and offer their best attempts at an ID if different from yours. We urge every airport to send us photos of your strikes. The protocol for photographing, labeling and sending your photographs can be found here. And don’t forget, if you do not have enough remains to identify (e.g., just a blood smear or what we call “snarge”), you can send them to Bird Strike Canada’s partner DNA lab at the University of Guelph to get them identified (usually) to species. Check here for more information.

Upcoming events:

Jan 2021

BSAC Seminar Series 1: Effects of COVID-19 on Airport Wildlife — 28/01/2021 at 15 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min | — ,

Feb 2021

BSAC Seminar Series 2: Winter Raptors — 25/02/2021 at 15 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min | — ,

Mar 2021

BSAC Seminar Series 3: Bird Migration and Tracking — 25/03/2021 at 15 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min | — ,

Aug 2021

Bird Strike Committee USA Meeting — 17/08/2021 - 19/08/2021 at All Day | — ,

Sep 2021

SWIFT Airfield Conference/Trade Show — 26/09/2021 - 29/09/2021 at All Day | — ,


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