For the aircraft, the results range from minor to serious.
Federal Aviation Administration data released Friday say the Queens airport has had the most bird incidents with serious damage this decade. The issue has received greater attention since a pilot successfully landed his US Airways Inc. jet in the Hudson River after hitting a flock of birds on takeoff from nearby LaGuardia Airport.
Yearly totals for Memphis, the world's largest cargo airport and the country's 36th busiest passenger airport, ranged from a low of 71 in 2001 to a high of 202 in 2005.
Through Nov. 30 last year, Memphis logged 174 incidents, including one that caused substantial damage.
Airplane collisions with birds have more than doubled at 13 major U.S. airports since 2000, but bird strikes have actually declined in that period at Dulles International Airport reports Washington's News Channel 8.