Port Authority: Snowy owls struck planes at airports - FOX 35 News Orlando

Port Authority: Snowy owls struck planes at airports

Posted: Updated:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife service file photo U.S. Fish and Wildlife service file photo
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Snowy owls have hit five planes at Kennedy, Newark Liberty, and LaGuardia airports in the past two weeks, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which has taken action to get rid of the birds.

The Daily News reported that the PA had begun hunting the birds, but in a statement released Monday night the agency said it was working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to "trap and relocate" snowy owls that pose a threat to the planes at its airports.

The Port Authority's goal is to strike a balance in humanely controlling bird populations at and around the agency's airports to safeguard passengers on thousands of aircrafts each day," the PA said in the statement. It added that snowy owls appear to be migrating to the region in "far higher than typical numbers this year."

Snowy owls, typically two feet tall, normally live in northern regions such as the Arctic, but have been seen to migrate to the lower 48 states, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Connect with Arun on Google+
  • Queens NewsQueens NewsMore>>

  • Court extends NYPD officer's weapons case in India

    Court extends NYPD officer's weapons case in India

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-04-17 10:57:01 GMT
    An Indian court says it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. The New York Police Department says Manny Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets he had accidentally packed in his luggage. He is out on bail but has been barred from leaving India until the case is resolved.
    An Indian court says it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. The New York Police Department says Manny Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets he had accidentally packed in his luggage. He is out on bail but has been barred from leaving India until the case is resolved.
  • Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

    Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:38:32 GMT
    Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns.
    Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns.
  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:05:28 GMT
    Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.
    Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices