The unscheduled landing of a US Airways plane into my beloved Hudson River was allegedly caused by a bird strike, which is when a bird or flock of birds is sucked into the jet engine. The passengers are reported to have all emerged without serious injury; no report on avian fatalities!

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.