The recent near-collisions between jets on the runway and in the air are once again showing that human error, and not birds, is the problem.
Yet, calls for the killing of birds near airports continues to increase without any merit. Why were JFK and LaGuardia airports built near bodies of water that also attract thousands of birds? In the case of JFK, there was already a wildlife refuge protected by Federal law.
There must be some way to lessen the threat of bird-plane collisions to the satisfaction of the FAA and wildlife groups. Both passengers and birds must be safe.