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Planting native grasses around airfields could be the key to helping birds and planes coexist.

Planting native grasses around airfields could be the key to helping birds and planes coexist.

You Can Make a Difference Save birds and their habitats with a donation to Audubon today. Donate to Save Birds Two winters ago, three Snowy Owls were shot at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Their crime: loitering on the tarmac in search of songbirds and other food. Airports have always been wary of raptors, geese, and other large birds hanging around their runways. Bigger, higher-flying creatures are more likely to cause potentially deadly birdstrikes , and cause thousands of dollars of damage to aircraft. Rather than trying to shoot or scare off problem birds, Dayton International Airport is trying another approach. It’s replacing formerly cultivated lands with tallgrass prairie—habitat that attracts harmless smaller birds, but not the larger, strike-prone species, whose enemies, such as foxes, hide in the long, dense vegetation. Last year, the airport teamed up with ...

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