Lost due to a bird strike over the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, Alberta, Canada during a Maple Flag exercise. The pilot, Captain Richard Pietrykowski, ejected with injuries to his face, a 417 Squadron CH-146 '415' picked him up. A Pelican hit the canopy creating a large hole which is what injured the pilot. This aircraft was participating in an exercise. The largest piece that was left was the gun fairing. The rest of the F-16 was underground in the muskeg (unfrozen tundra). The only access to the crash site was via helicopter. The ejection seat had bird guts all over it and a hole where a bear had bitten through the seat while licking off the guts. The canopy had pieces with feathers actually sticking out of it. In detail the pilot was messed up with air bubbles in his skin which resulted in temporary blindness and hearing loss. The F-16 impacted a pelican at 2,000 AGL at about 700 knots. This clipped the helmet straps off and destroyed the HUD & glareshields. The pilot ejected almost immediately with no time to slow down. Probably larger pieces of the aircraft will surface as the years go by and the ground freezes and thaws.